Lexington's Urban County Council passed a $289 million budget for fiscal year 2013 at Thursday's council meeting that included up to 2.5 percent raises for city employees. It did not provide raises for council members, Vice Mayor Linda Gorton or Mayor Jim Gray.
After months of scrutinizing the general fund budget presented in April by Gray, final approval came with no discussion. Final approval was necessary by June 30, the last day of the 2012 fiscal year.
The vote was 10-4. Council members Doug Martin, Jay McChord, George Myers and K. C. Crosbie voted no.