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Re: City Council Meeting
User logged in as Shelby373
I reviewed the proposed budget from the city’s website. It does include more than 10% raises for several city employees. This is on top of 5% plus raises some of them received last year. While I think they’re doing a good job, this does seem excessive. One of the alderman conducted some extensive research for these type positions in a similar sized cities and found that our city employees’ salaries are either already comparable or above that of what is the market rate.
In addition, the board voted at the last meeting to raise the ceiling of our ad valorem taxes to .4 - they are currently at .385. Personally I think Galveston CAD is already doing a fine job of raising our taxes by increasing our property values without our city also increasing the tax rate.
If you have an opinion about these things and want to be hear, I suggest you email the city alderman and attend the meeting tomorrow night!