Budgets and Budgeting
L.A. officials reach 1-year contract deal with police officers' union

Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed pact. Under the terms of the deal, the vast majority of officers represented by the Police Protective League would receive no bump in salary, said the source, who requested anonymity because the agreement has not yet been ratified by the union's members. However, pay increases would be given to nearly 1,000 officers who have joined the department since 2009, the year salaries for incoming officers were cut 20%. Lower pay for...