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Metro Council passes EBR budget

3 years 1 month 1 week ago December 10, 2013 Dec 10, 2013 Tuesday, December 10 2013 December 10, 2013 4:33 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council passed the city-parish operating budget Tuesday night.

The $804 million budget passed with no amendments, on a 9-to-2 vote.

Mayor Kip Holden's latest budget includes a 3 percent merit raise for eligible city workers, 25 new police officers, 30 new firefighters, training academies for both organizations, and upgrades for the downtown area including riverfront access and design for a pedestrian and bicycle corridor linking downtown communities.

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