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Suffolk citizens concerned over recommended raises

Posted: 1:00 AM, Apr 12, 2012
Updated: 2012-04-12 03:15:22-04
Suffolk citizens concerned over recommended raises

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.