Zoa Davis made her presentation at the Enterprise City Council meeting.
She is with the center for government services at Auburn University.
Davis compared enterprise with several similar sized Alabama cities.
She says enterprise needs to increase the starting base pay for municipal workers. Over recent years, the city has lost mainly police and firefighter personnel to better pay in Dothan.
The city council adopted its $33 million 2006 fiscal year budget.
It includes more than $400,000 for employee raises.