Can Raises Proposed Be Sustained?

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.

February is when Christmas comes for Fayetteville city employees. That's when a jolly, bearded man generously hands out gifts to those who have been good and those who have managed to survive another year.

Raises proposed by Mayor Lioneld Jordan assumes healthy sales tax collections for the remainder of the year. We hope his anticipation is right, but committing to raises based on that is a gamble.

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