TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton’s proposed one percent pay raise for city employees is getting a cool reception from Tupelo council members.
Shelton acknowledged Friday he may not have enough support to get his plan passed at Tuesday’s meeting. A local newspaper reports that some council members have even asked him to remove it from the meeting’s agenda.
They want to give city leaders more time to work out a plan that includes higher reductions in personnel costs that could lead to three percent pay increase for city employees.