Home » NEWS » Workers laid off after mayor, aldermen get pay raise

Workers laid off after mayor, aldermen get pay raise

WAVELAND — The City of Waveland has laid off 11 workers and reduced four full-time positions to part-time.

The Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 early yesterday morning after a 3½-hour executive session that began Tuesday night.

Mayor David Garcia says the move was made because of shortfalls in the budget.

The layoffs include seven public works employees, which includes the four full-time to part-time workers, a court clerk, a city hall clerk and six in the police department that did not include any patrolmen.

There are more than 100 city employees. Garcia says the city expects to save $800,000 in salaries and benefits.

The move comes just weeks after the city’s aldermen voted to give themselves and Garcia a pay raise.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

One comment

  1. something is wrong with this picture.if there was budget problems why did the mayor and alderman get a pay raise.sounds like waveland needs to remember this when the next election comes around

Leave a Reply