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April 12, 2017 - City manager's message previews recommended budget, including raises, investment in public safety and more.
"Although real estate property values increased for the third straight year, our economic recovery remains slow. The Hampton Roads region's recovery from the recession is ranked one of the nation’s slowest, according to the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. Given this reality, I am pleased to recommend a budget that provides for employee raises, investments in public safety, and other initiatives that support the strategic priorities identified by City Council without an increase in the real estate tax or any budget related layoffs of permanent full-time staff."
If you wish to see the entire preview, you can watch a replay of the afternoon session on the City’s website.