The City Council adopted the FY2023- 2024 Annual Appropriation Ordinance on May 9, 2023. This ordinance included a salary increase for all full and parttime employees in the amount of 5%. As presented in the May 9th approval, the salary increase was to be split between a step or merit increase of 3% and a general increase of 2%. On May 23, 2023, the City Manager presented a plan to the City Council that would implement the 5% salary increase for non- sworn employees through an adjustment to the pay plan classifications by an increase of one pay range. The City Manager's proposal will allow the City to address compression at the lower pay grades and allow the City to be competitive regionally for other positions.