Council closes budget season with $2.70 tax rate, boost to some pay raises

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2022 11:21 AM CT | Published: June 07, 2022 8:52 PM CT
<strong>City Council budget committee chairman Martavius Jones succeeded in carving out a $10 million block of capital funding that includes money for renovations of Mud Island River Park, including money to make the park&rsquo;s monorail operational again.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

City Council budget committee chairman Martavius Jones succeeded in carving out a $10 million block of capital funding that includes money for renovations of Mud Island River Park, including money to make the park’s monorail operational again. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The council also narrowed a plan to increase the pay of city employees to one that adds 1% to the pay of about 2,000 unrepresented employees.

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2022 budget season Memphis City Council Doug McGowen Martavius Jones Memphis Area Transit Authority city pay raises

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