Dothan City Commission

On Tuesday, Dothan city commissioners will look at whether the city will be able to come up with the money to move city employees to the state's pension plan.

State lawmakers have already signed off on the switch, but city leaders have the final say.

The mayor says the newest figures show it will cost $6.6 million dollars the first year. That’s between and 3 and 4 million more than the city spends now.

In the long run though the mayor says joining the state retirement system would save the city money.

Commissioners will not vote on the plan Tuesday, but the mayor expects a vote within a few weeks.