The Jefferson City Council officially approved the 2014 city budget at its meeting on Tuesday.
One item that did not make the budget this year was 4th Ward Council member Carrie Carroll's idea of giving city employees 2 extra days off to compensate for not receiving a raise in the coming year. Carroll is disappointed with the outcome of the motion.
"We're only as good as our employees are, I mean we really need to be tuned into taking care of them and showing appreciation if we feel that we should, and I really feel that it's important," says Carroll.
The 2014 budget did include a $9,500 purchase of new applicant tracking software for the city's Human Resource Department. The city will decrease the salary of the finance director to pay for the new software.
Another main change to this year's budget was the cut of JCTV's funds from $110,000 to $50,000. The station manager for JCTV Gloria Enloe says they will make up the funds by asking for more money from Lincoln University where JCTV is housed and through fundraisers, donors, and partnerships.