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Durham calls out city

Gary Durham stands at the meeting table, telling the city board of mayor and aldermen that they need to raise taxes so they can better pay their police officers.

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A citizen added some sizzle to an otherwise mundane second reading of the city’s budget for the coming year, saying the board of mayor and aldermen should raise taxes, pay police more, and that at least one alderman at the table needs to dress nicer.

“Your budget is absolutely terrible when it comes to your police officers,” stated Gary Durham who took his opportunity to address the board for three minutes as a concerned citizen prior to their vote on the budget. “You’re paying $15 an hour. That is under poverty level.”

He went on to point out ...

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