The first draft of the city budget for the next fiscal year includes a 3% raise for city employees.  On Lubbock’s First News on KFYO, Mayor Glen Robertson defended the proposed raise.

“These employees are our number one asset.  Just as my employees at any of my businesses are my number one asset.  At the city of Lubbock our employees are our best asset.  We have to be careful because public perception is that they’re overpaid and under worked, and I’ll tell you that’s not true.”