The City Council on June 18, 2013.

Council Adopts $707M Budget

Raleigh City Councilors adopted the budget for the next fiscal year, passing the $700 million mark for the first time. Property taxes will not increase, but sewer and solid waste fees are going up. The city will add back 40 jobs lost during the recession and give 3 percent merit raises to employees.

County Adopts $982M Budget

Wake County Commissioners Monday adopted a budget for the new fiscal year that includes increases in spending but no property tax hikes.

City Workers Argue for Higher Raises in Next Year’s Budget

Councilors heard from city employees Tuesday night at its budget hearing. They argued for better raises for employees in next year’s budget. People also spoke about the need for better upkeep of the Moore Square bus station, more public transit and continued support for social service organizations.

City Budget: Taxes Flat, Sewer Rates Increase

City Manager Russell Allen unveiled his final Raleigh budget Tuesday. The spending plan maintains the tax rate the same, but calls for an increase in sewer fees. The budget also includes 40 additional positions to various city departments and gives 3 percent merit raises to employees.