Inside county’s budget: Some positions frozen, employee raises, racial disparity funding

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio’s $2.1 billion proposed budget projects increased property and sales tax revenues without rate increases in the coming fiscal year. The proposed budget also includes just half of what Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools requested for its annual funding increase, a 5% salary increase for all county employees and a minimum wage increase for county workers from $15 to $20 an hour. People can comment on the budget during a public hearing May 25. Commissioners are expected to adopt the new budget June 22. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

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