The city of Little Rock
has scheduled two public meetings on the 2015 city budget
, which includes no across-the-board raises for city employees (but does continue a $200,000 subsidy to the private Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce,
whose political activities include working against policies that benefit organized labor, pus another $100,000 to the related Metropolitan Alliance
The meetings are at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Centre at University Park, 6401 W. 12th St., and at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road.
Here's the presentation City Manager Bruce Moore made to the City Board Tuesday night.
The charts are interesting. The flat line on many tax collections gives you a picture of a city that isn't booming and explains the difficulty in paying more to city employees.