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City Of Santa Barbara, Police Officers Union At Impasse Over New Contract Agreement

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:43pm

The City Of Santa Barbara says there’s an impasse with its police officers union over a new contract agreement.

The City is seeking a new contract which would require officers to make a larger contribution towards pension costs.

When money was tighter, officers agreed to forgo proposed salary hikes to pay for pension contributions.

City officials say officers now want a salary increase which would fully offset their pension contribution, and give them a hike on top of that.

But, in a letter to the city, union officials say what in effect is proposed is a pay cut, which they say is unacceptable.

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