Huntsville City Council upholds mayor's veto of pay raise

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

This was Tommy Battle’s first veto in his 11 years as the mayor of Huntsville.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 10:35 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2019 7:46 AM

Mayor Tommy Battle's veto of a pay increase was upheld Thursday night at a Huntsville City Council meeting.

Council President Devyn Keith introduced a new ordinance to try again to give the mayor and the rest of city council a raise. That won't be voted on until the next city council meeting.

This was Battle’s first veto in his 11 years as the mayor of Huntsville.

“I have said I am satisfied with my salary and I knew what it was when I went into public service. My focus remains on our 2,100 employees and the job I do as mayor. I deeply appreciate the intent of Council," Battle said at the beginning of August.

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