PASADENA — ColoradoBoulevard.net:
Pasadena City Council unanimously approved multi-year labor agreements with its frontline public safety personnel.
By News Desk
The agreements with the Pasadena Firefighters Association (PFFA) and the Pasadena Police Officers Association (PPOA) will provide the City’s police officers and firefighters base pay increases of 4.5% each year in the first two years of the contracts, followed by a 4% increase in the third year and a 2% increase in the fourth and final year.
Most recently, police officers received a salary increase of 0.5% in July 2021 as part of an agreement that expired on March 30, 2022. Firefighters received a 2.25% increase in November 2021 as part of an agreement that will expire on Dec. 31, 2022.
Pasadena Mayor, Victor Gordo, said: “These long-term contracts reflect the City’s commitment to maintaining best-in-class police and fire departments that are able to recruit and retain high-quality police officers and firefighters now and into the future.”
City Manager Miguel Márquez added:
I am very pleased with the stability these four-year contracts provide to the City, to our public safety officers, and especially to the community we serve. World-class events like the Rose Parade and events at Rose Bowl Stadium and the Convention Center attract tens of thousands of patrons throughout the year. I am grateful for the expertise and professionalism that our firefighters and peace officers display every day in the work they do for our community and for the thousands upon thousands of people who visit us every year.
“The Pasadena Police Officers Association is pleased that the City of Pasadena recognizes the importance of remaining competitive in the labor market. This wage increase will place Pasadena Police Department in a better position to attract and retain its valued employees,” says PPOA board member Cpl. Irvin Myles.
Garrett Madrigal, PFFA president, added, “The Pasadena Firefighters Association is honored to sign this contract with the City, and we appreciate the value the City has placed upon public safety. PFFA also feels that this contract recognizes the dedication our members have shown every day to the citizens of our community, especially during this pandemic. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the City to provide the highest level of service to our citizens and our members.”
Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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