LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Employees with the City of Lynchburg will see a five percent increase in their salaries, due to the passage of the annual budget by the Lynchburg City Council on Tuesday.
The $426 million budget is about $4.6 million more than last year. That change is partly due to the creation of new emergency services positions, as well as employee salary increases.
“This is actually one of the largest increases that the city has seen in many, many years,” said Reid Wodicka, Interim City Manager. “City employees are really the backbone of all that is great about this city, and I’m so thankful that we have the opportunity to invest in them and make this an even better environment for our city employees.”
He says it’s been many years since employees received a raise, and the city is still behind in keeping up with the cost of living increases, but Wodicka says it’s a start.
The five percent increase applies to all employees across the board: full-time, part-time, and hourly.
“As long as you had a good year,” said Wodicka, “you’re getting a raise.”