While the city in 2017 faced a projected budget deficit of $30 million over a 10-year span, Redding is now on strong financial footing, said the staff report. That's due to an improving economy, sound fiscal decisions over the years and employees paying more toward their benefits, the report said.Why did Redding City Council give raises to executive managers?
Agreeing that salary increases are required to recruit and retain workers in the city's top jobs, the Redding City Council on Tuesday night approved giving raises to its executive managers. Video Player is loading. This is a modal window.How do I contact city of Redding reporter Michele Chandler?
Michele Chandler covers city government and housing issues for the Redding Record Searchlight /USA Today Network. Follow her on Twitter at @MChandler_RS, call her at 530-225-8344 or email her at [email protected] Please support our entire newsroom's commitment to public service journalism by subscribing today.Is Redding's City on firmer financial ground?
The report said the city is now sitting on firmer financial ground at a time when pay rates for Redding's top-level workers isn't keeping up with labor market rates.