Roanoke City Council has four weeks to decide on a final budget for the next fiscal year. City Manager Chris Morrill and his staff presented the spending plan yesterday. It calls for a 3% pay hike for city employees, which would be their first in four years. It also would provide retired Roanoke city workers a 1 1/2% hike in their pensions. The $252,757,000 proposal does not include any increase in city tax rates. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/04-17-Roanoke-Budget-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=04-17 Roanoke Budget Wrap1-WEB]
Click here for a look at the proposed FY2013 Roanoke City Budget.