City in Kentucky sets aside millions for ‘hero pay’ for employees; Vaccinations not required

  • Source: Lexington Herald-Leader - Metered Site
  • Published: 09/23/2021 12:00 AM

The Lexington council took its first vote Tuesday to set aside $15 million in federal coronavirus relief money for supplemental pay for up to 1,700 essential city employees who have worked during the pandemic. During a Tuesday council work session, Lexington city administrators did not have the full details on exactly how many people and departments qualify as essential workers, nor did it have an exact amount each of those essential workers would receive under the pay program. Public safety — including police, fire, 911 call center employees and corrections officers — would qualify as essential workers, city officials said. The council voted during the work session to move the proposal to its council meeting agenda, despite pushback from some members who said the issue of supplemental pay should be addressed at a Sept. 30 meeting.


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