City Council, Mayor amend budget for minimum wage

Published 5:31 am Saturday, October 14, 2023

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The Selma City Council voted to amend the 2024 Fiscal Year to clarify that the minimum wage is $12.

The two sides approved a budget on Sept.  26, but certain aspects, such as minimum wage, still required work.

“As Council President, I want to thank my colleagues for the continued support for the City of Selma and its personnel,” President Billy Young said.

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The entire city council approved: Young, council members Christie Thomas, Clay Carmichael, Atkin Jemison, Michael Johnson, Lesia James, Jannie Thomas Troy Harvill, and Sam Randolph.

Perkins wants the city council to look closely at defending $2.8 million in proposed positions.  Perkins said defunded positions brought the figure down to $2.6 million.

“Removing this much in salaried positions does much harm to the city’s ability to perform at the needed level,” Perkins said.