Greensboro’s proposed finances contains extra law enforcement officials – and better salaries – and will increase for human rights, variety, parks and hearth departments | Native information

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To get there, James has asked the city council to approve funding for eight more officials in addition to the seven posts the department added in December.

A significant increase in costs for the department: $ 1 million to raise salaries for new recruits and current officers. James plans to raise the minimum wage to $ 40,212. Two more phases would improve the salary scale for current and senior officers in the department.

In addition, the police intend to use $ 315,000 to improve their services to employees to create a psychological evaluation program for officers and a counseling program.

The Greensboro Fire Department will also see an increase in the proposed budget. The city administration plans to provide dedicated safety officers for each shift and, among other things, to carry out ongoing maintenance work at stations no.7 and no.56.

Elected officials have vowed to improve the city’s racial diversity in recruitment as well as in contracts with outside companies. Because of this, the department that manages the Minority and Women Business Enterprise program could get $ 76,000 under the proposed budget for a new specialist to improve the percentage of different companies the city hires on different contracts.

City officials have also pledged to address issues of racial injustice within the city staff and in the community. The budget includes $ 183,378 for additional positions in the Greensboro Human Rights Department. Another position would be a full-time administrator of the council-appointed Greensboro Human Rights Commission, which deals with allegations of discrimination in the city.

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