by: Erica Byfield Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County official's suggestion to give every county employee a raise is not going over well.
"They haven't received a raise in the last seven years," he said.
Channel 2's Erica Byfield spent time with a few sanitation workers on Friday. Byfield later learned an average sanitation employee makes $22,680.
If the Board of Commissioners approves May's proposal, those workers would earn and extra $680.40
Several DeKalb commissioners think May needs to rethink his plan.
"We really have to be careful, our income isn't growing and we have to make sure our expense don’t grow out of control," said Commissioner Jeff Rader.
The interim CEO told Byfield the county will be able to give the workers the extra money without increasing taxes.
"We really believe this is needed for morale sake to really get peoples spirits up they have been working hard for us in DeKalb County," said May.
The Board of Commissioners should vote on the budget Feb. 27.
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