Making the case against across the board pay raises..in his 2014 budget proposal, Augusta's City Administrator, Fred Russell, recommends that all full-time city workers get a $1,500 raise.
But, a report that went out to Augusta Commissioners last month showed hundreds of employees in the last 2 years have received approved salary adjustments, with some receiving as much as $12,000.
Some Commissioners say employees on the lower end of the scale still deserve a $1,500 raise, but it should not be across the board for all workers.
"We've already given the top some raises. I don't think they should get anything at the top, I think we need to look at the bottom and try to make sure those people are being taken care of. Also, I think we have to inspect what we expect we've been giving raises to folks who aren't doing the job. I don't care what level you're on, you need to make sure you're doing what you're getting paid to do," says Commissioner Marion Williams.
City records show 1,781 city workers make less than $40,000 a year. Commisisoner Donnie Smith says those workers whould be the ones in line for the raises.
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