Many of you have expressed concerns over the budget and the proposed hiring of the new HR assistant. At tonight's Council meeting, the proposal to hire a new HR assistant was rejected by a majority of Council. LaTaunya Conley, our EEOC Coordinator, was given an increase in pay, which narrowly passed by a vote of 6-5. Her net increase will cost approximately $2,000 this year. The HR Assistant would have cost about $38,500.