Atlantic City Council Announces 2019 City Budget

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

The Atlantic City Council held a press conference Wednesday, November 28th, to announce the 2019 city budget.

Council President Marty Small, and members of the Council gathered to officially introduce the city's more-than $1.2 million budget for 2019.

Officials say the city's employees have suffered a lot of cuts over the years, and this proposed budget is going to work to improve the city for the better for all who live and work there.

"As we know, our hard-working employees have suffered long, our salaries are not up to par, and there have been different discussions about what to do and how do we get there," said Small. "We're going to do everything in our power to keep the taxes minimally flat and at the same time boost the morale around here in the city of Atlantic City."

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During the press conference, city officials said over the next three years all directors and non-police and -fire city employees will receive a $5,000 raise and all police and fire employees will receive a $3,000 raise under the proposed budget.

They also added that all employees making under $25,000 will receive a raise to bring them up to $25,000 a year.

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