Huntsville City Council kills pay raise measure, passes budget

Huntsville City Council kills pay raise measure, passes budget

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Huntsville City Council made moves with its money Thursday.

The council failed to override Mayor Tommy Battle’s veto, leaving the much-debated pay raise measure dead. It would have given the office of mayor a $40,000 pay bump, and each council member roughly an extra $10,000 a year.

Councilman Bill Kling joined Councilwoman Jennie Robinson in voting to uphold the veto. The 3-2 vote failed to reach the four vote measure to override.

The council also passed the general operating fund for Fiscal Year 2020 unaltered, with a surplus $30,000 split among outside appropriations.

The fund is $228 million with 70% of it going to personnel expenses.

The Huntsville Symphony was awarded $15,000, HEALS (health care nonprofit) awarded $5,000, Partnership for a Drug Free Youth $5,000 and United Cerebral Palsey of Huntsville awarded $5,000.

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