Athens city workers to go without pay raise | Business
City workers in Athens will go without a pay raise under a budget for 2013 passed unanimously Monday by the city council.
The police and fire departments are slated to receive the biggest shares among the general fund departments out of the expected $23.6 million in revenues.
The council has about $4.4 million for appropriations but the bulk of that goes to the Athens City School System because the city splits half of its property, sales and alcohol taxes with the school system. The school system should get a projected $3,433,000 in gross receipts tax in 2013.
The council will decide how to divvy up the remaining funds for tourism, libraries, beautification, special events, etc., at its meeting on October 8th.
The council could look at raises mid-budget year, but council members have not discussed that yet.