New budget approved by the Gadsden City council. City workers get a raise — 2% — which means the mayor and council get a raise too. But the mayor and several councilmemmbers said they would sign a paper giving up their raises — which don’t amount to much anyway. The increase for council members would have been $3.75 a week, and just under five bucks for the council president. The mayor would have gotten another $38 a week..