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Orleans Criminal Court Clerk Comes Up With Own Budget For 2014

Orleans Criminal Court Clerk Comes Up With Own Budget For 2014

Orleans Criminal Court Clerk Arthur Morrell wants the City Council to consider approving a proposed 2014 budget that he has developed for his office because he claims Mayor Landrieu's plan is insufficient.

Morrell told the Council during budget hearings Tuesday that he's proposing a $4.8 million budget for 2014, which includes an average two and a half percent pay raises for his employees.

The Landrieu administration has proposed funding of $3.7 million for Morrell's office, the same amount as that budgeted for 2013.

"I'm asking that you reward these people who haven't had a raise over there in over 6 years," Morrell said.

Morrell claims he needs 90 employees to adequately staff his office.  He says that under Landrieu's budget proposal, he can afford to fund only 81 full-time and 2 part-time positions.

"The personnel I have now have really done a good job. They're working hard. Some of them are doing more than one duty," Morrell adds.

 

 

 

 

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