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Advocate file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden will release his 2015 budget proposal at 4 p.m. today at City Hall.

Despite pressure on the mayor to add city worker raises and more funding for the East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, his staff’s public comments indicate that it is not likely either will be included in the 2015 budget. Talks are in progress to add city worker raises as part of a budget supplement between January and March of next year.

The 2014 budget was more than $804 million, nearly a 3 percent increase from the 2013 $781 million budget.

Police and fire union representatives are currently amid negotiations with city officials for pay raises.