“The budget builds in four percent for pay raises,” said Commissioner Jacque Gorris. “We have to be reasonable and not do too much too quickly. We owe it to the community to secure these people’s jobs by taking full control of our finances.”
According to Commissioner Joe McPherson, this salary increase will be the highest for MFD firefighters in four years. However, McPherson said that he thinks firefighters deserve a higher pay raise and suggested they "deserve six percent."
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