City employees will receive their first pay raises in three years under a $25.2-million budget recently adopted by the City Council.
The 1994-95 spending plan guarantees salary increases between 3% and 10% for all 104 full-time employees except department heads. Part-time salaries will increase by 3%.
Budget reductions led to the cancellation of a free daily bus trip for residents to Seal Beach and the layoff of a gang-prevention counselor. Paramount also replaced its Saturday shuttle service that transported seniors to out-of-town medical appointments with a less-expensive taxi-voucher system.
The city will spend $6.5 million on public safety, up 5% from last year to cover higher Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department fees.