Hattiesburg City Council to hold public hearing on budget

The Hattiesburg City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on the proposed 2013 budget.

The proposed budget contain could raises for the more than 700 city employees with larger percentage increases going to workers who make the least amount per hour. Employees who work in Water and Sewer, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation who make around $8 and hour could receive the higher percentage increase to help improve their quality of life.

City raises would cost the city around $850,000.

Council President Kim Bradley says there should not be an increase in taxes from the city, but a small increase could come from the school district.

The public hearing will be held in the council chambers beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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