East Point Mayor Criticizes City Pay Raises
(AJC) — East Point’s mayor has strongly criticized what she said was a rush to award $172,000 in pay raises to city employees, and in turn drawn a rebuke from a city councilman for her actions. Mayor Earnestine Pittman said performance pay raises, which she learned about in an April 18 executive session, shouldn’t have been granted until a six-month audit was conducted, as stipulated by an amendment in last year’s budget approval. Pittman blamed City Manager Crandall Jones for implementing the raises and going against council wishes. She said now is not the time for pay raises. “The council should stop the madness and hold the city manager accountable,” she said.