Citing several financial questions and concerns, Mayor Robert Reichert Thursday sent a letter to Macon-Bibb Commissioners stating he is vetoing the one-time employee bonus approved at the July 16, 2019 Commissioners Meeting. The $2.3 million dollar cost would come from the County’s general fund.
“I am vetoing this ordinance because I believe our employees deserve to be paid well for the jobs they are currently doing, and spending this money now hampers our ability to give them raises that will benefit them for years, not just once,” said Mayor Reichert in the letter.
He stressed that employees deserve to be paid more each paycheck for their hard work, especially since many are doing extra work with fewer resources. Click here to read the Mayor’s letter to Commissioners.