AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis says he wants city employees to be paid a “living wage.” The Mayor tells FOX 54 he’s proposing a minimum salary of $30,000.
“When you look at what that means for the city of Augusta, you’re talking about, effectively, about, 350 employees,” he said. “A budget impact of about $2.8 million dollars. We want to have that conversation with the members of our Commission. We talk so much about affordable housing, workforce housing … we want to be the leaders in the state of Georgia, and certainly in our community when you talk about creating opportunities for employees. And this is a way for us to do it.”
The Augusta Commission reportedly plans to discuss the proposal at next week’s meeting. FOX 54 will keep you updated on-air and online as this story develops.