People in Suffolk are outraged. Many locals in Suffolk are outraged with their city leaders as they announced major raises.
Planned in the budget is a pay increase for the city manager, the city attorney, the city clerk and the real estate assessor.
The city manager is recommending a 21 percent raise for herself .
That would bring her from $151,000 a year to $183,000, which is a higher salary than Virginia Governor McDonnell.
The budget has set aside a 33 % raise for the city attorney bringing her up to nearly $170,000 dollars.
The director of budget and strategic planning says the reason for the raises is to stay competitive to salaries in neighboring cities. There will be a public hearing on the budget next Wednesday.