Asheville -- Press Release City of Asheville June 11, 2024: City Council members, voting 4-to-3, 

approve the FY24-25 Annual Operating and Capital Budget tonight at the June 11 City Council Meeting.

Council members heard a revised option addressing staff compensation increase.

An 8.8-percent increase in compensation for starting sworn firefighters was approved.

Police Department staff will see a 6-percent increase across the board.

Also, non-public safety staff will receive a 4.11-percent increase or $2,400 whichever is greater. 

Adoption of the revised budget will result in a .63-cent property tax increase to fund salary adjustments.

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