Kalb.com reporter Joel Massey attended today's buget hearing and files this report.
"It was delayed 2 days but the Alexandria city council voted this morning to approve the next year's budget after removing an assistant security position for the new mayor.
Jacques Roy will not lose any of the 5 assistants he's already hired. Those positions are economic development, chief of operations, public relations, publicist, and workforce development. A personnel liaison position has not been filled yet but remains in the budget. The mayor defended the importance of the new assistants and the process used to determine why they were needed. Also scrapped - a proposal to increase sanitation fees by 4 dollars.
Today was the last day the new budget could be approved; otherwise the current budget would have been extended without planned raises for classified city employees. "
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