Thursday, January 08, 2009
Betsy Fretwell, Las Vegas City Manager
By ALAN CHOATE
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
"A plan that reduces city of Las Vegas employees' cost-of-living raises by 1 percentage point while extending for five years contract terms under which many employees will see annual raises of 5 percent to 7 percent was unanimously approved Wednesday by the City Council.
Council members also said the city needs to revamp its compensation and benefits structure for new employees so personnel costs can be better controlled.
All this is in response to falling city tax revenues caused by the economic slowdown and the dramatic drop in growth in the city."