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Durham City Council Approves $251 Million Budget

Posted June 19, 2001 6:53 a.m. EDT

— Members of the Durham City Council have voted in favor of a $251 million budget for next year.

The City Council voted seven to six to keep city employee salary increases at six percent.

Former Interim city manager Greg Bethea had proposed a seven percent increase.

The budget also adds 18 new firefighter recruits and six new police officers for the Southpoint area.