That pay raise is called for in the city’s FY 2014/2015 budget, which they approved unanimously at their meeting last Tuesday evening. The budget calls for $4,547,863 in revenue and expenditures, which is actually less than the amended current budget, which calls for $4,776,719.23 in revenue and expenditures.
This was the second reading for both budgets, with the first reading held at last month’s meeting. At both meetings, Cadiz City Council member Susan Bryant was unhappy about the lack of funding in the budget for a new fire truck for the Cadiz Fire Department.
“They’re not getting much money … there’s no way with that amount of money they’ll ever be able to buy a truck,” said Bryant. “[If] my house burns down, I’m going to be really upset about it … This is something that people don’t get all tore up about until it affects them directly. And I think it’s going to affect anybody directly, and I don’t think we’re making the right move.”
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