A contract standoff involving the City of Santa Barbara, and its police officers has been settled.
With the help of a mediator, the city and officers reached a new three year contract agreement.
The new deal calls for sworn employees to make a contribution, or, if they were already doing it, to make a larger member contribution towards the retirement. The sworn employees will get a 2% pay hike in the second year of their contract and a 3% hike in the third year.
Non-sworn police employees had already been making full member retirement contributions. They will get a 1.5% pay hike in the second year of their contract, and a 2% salary increase in the third year.
Members of the police officers union have already ratified the deal, and the Santa Barbara City Council will be asked to give the city’s approval at their September 17th meeting.