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Budget Listening Tour hears heavy feedback from city employees

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Last night’s city-sponsored FY16 Budget Listening Tour saw a high turnout from St. Petersburg city employees. Their cry: higher pay. Despite being assured that a 3 percent pay raise would be written into St. Petersburg’s FY16 budget, via a prerecorded video from Mayor Rick Kriseman, city workers from various departments still expressed their need for more money during the event’s public comment section. “I feel like it’s a slap in the face,” said the Wastewater Department’s Lamont Ellison of the…

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