Monday, January 18, 2016

Grandview Plaza approves raises for city employees

Every employee cares deeply about their paycheck — and public employees are no exception. Last month, the city council of Grandview Plaza decided to give their employees a three percent raise.  

In November, City Clerk Janet Young, Police Chief Shawn Peirano and City Superintendent Jerome Thomas requested they receive a 5 percent raise and other city workers receive a three percent raise.

Council member Marvin Edison agreed with the recommendation.

“I want to give the supervisors the 5 percent raise they requested because they didn’t have one in three years,” he said.

Fellow council member Jack Rider disagreed and said the supervisors had received a raise last year through a cost-of-living increase.

Council member Honey Grant added the supervisors already have a larger salary than other city employees.

Several council members stated their support for a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase, which was approved by a unanimous vote. 

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