Alhambra : Pay Settlement Is Imposed

After deadlocking in contract negotiations with the Alhambra Police Employees’ Assn., the City Council voted to require the association to accept the city’s latest offer.

City Manager Kevin J. Murphy said state law gives the City Council the right to impose a settlement in a deadlock. The association represents non-sworn police personnel.

The two sides were unable to agree on pay raises for several classes of workers. The association wanted a 5% overall pay raise retroactive to Jan. 1, plus raises of 30% for jailers, 25% for police services officers, 16% for youth services counselors and 3% for clerks working for more than two years.

The City Council gave a 5% overall salary increase retroactive to July 4. Also, it gave an additional 9% raise to jailers, 7% to police services officers and 3% to youth services counselors retroactive to Jan. 1.