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The Daily "Post" - July 11, 2012 - Lilburn pay raises

"I work for the county and have not had a pay raise in 5 years. I cant believe that Lilburn sees the ability at this time in such a poor economy to give 5 percent pay raises in 2 years."

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gwinnettresident1 1 year, 9 months ago

I know someone in Gwinnett must be ill they have had no raise. Lets fill the comment board on this one. Let it be known how you feel working and cutting your budget so you can be taxed for others to get pay raises

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gwinnettresident1 1 year, 9 months ago

Who the frick are you anyway...the mayor...They are raising the tax millage rate to cover the raises....Dont you read Mr. Mayor

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dmoore 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe the City of Lilburn is run by responsible politicians that have done a good job not over spending. I know that is a novel concept but maybe it is true.

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R 1 year, 9 months ago

Hey its called the SDS "settlement" and Lilburn was first ...

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skygirl 1 year, 9 months ago

They are raising the millage rate to cover the raise! Just another tax increase!!!!! And you call it "responsible politicians"!

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gwinnettresident1 1 year, 9 months ago

some of these fools cant read skygirl...Let me raise tax so i can pay the power bill....Oh sorry i forgot i am not the government...

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Jan 1 year, 9 months ago

I see a total lack of real date and a knee jerk reaction to "tax increase". Does anyone actually have all the facts? Let me throw in a few for consideration and suggest research before being so quick to condemn: Fact 1: Property values have gone down which results in fewer tax dollars being collected if the millage rate is kept the same. Fact 2: Overall city expenses do not automatically go down when tax revenue goes down. Fact 3: The average homeowner will not see a great increase in property taxes, it is commercial property that sees the greatest increase. So deal in facts. What was the rate increase? How will this effect the average persons property taxes? How much would taxes needed to be increased to retain city services at current level without raises? We are told about the 2% and 3% pay raises ( barely enough to keep up with inflation) but are not told how long they have worked without a pay raise. I have not researched this so do not make a commitment on the fairness of these tax increases. You should not be so quick to condemn without the facts either.

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KC03 1 year, 9 months ago

The City of Lilburn's administration values the employees and the contributions they make each day. Our elected officials are committed to providing a competitive salary structure in order to attract and retain a quality workforce. The recent approval of a 3% increase to our salary structure speaks to this commitment by our leadership. It is also reflective of how fiscally responsible our City leaders are that we are able to implement an increase for our employees, continue to expand services without incurring a large tax increase.

I agree that County employees have suffered greatly during recent years through no fault of their own. Gwinnett County was the premiere employer for many years. As a resident, I greatly value the jobs Gwinnett County employees contribute each day. I hope that in the very near future, County leaders will also reward county employees for "weathering the storm" of recent years as Lilburn's elected officials have chosen to do.

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