Council officials feel they've done all they can to protect their staff.
Next year, the city should receive about $1.7 billion from the higher property tax, council officials said.
Although no numbers were discussed at the meeting, several council officials said that they expected an increase of 14 to 20 percent.
From 1995 to 1998, the audit found, council officials spent $1.5 million on car services.
Eight more such hearings will be held across the city in the next two months, Council officials said.
He does not give an amount, but Council officials said it would cost millions.
Council officials said they expect the measure to pass the second vote.
Both men will earn $161,000 per year, a council official said.
Meanwhile, Council officials said, daily events like the ones this week are sure to continue.
Council officials say it won't in any way effect their inquiry.