Committee readies for next city budget meeting

The mayor’s office has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for all city employees in the draft budget it submitted to the City Council two weeks ago. The draft budget also includes proposed merit raises for some employees

That 50-page document was the subject of two days of budget review hearings by the Financial Advisory Committee last week.

“I think it was an extremely fruitful process because it was the first time we’ve ever done anything like this,” said Charles “Chuck” Zunk, the FAC chairman, referring to a process that included department heads stating to the committee the reasons for the budgets they had proposed to Mayor Tim Kant.

Committee readies for next city budget meeting