Glendale City Council Meeting Wrap-Up: Firefighters' Contract

The City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with the Glendale Firefighter's Assn., which includes no pay raises through 2013, higher employee contributions to pension plans and a two-tier retirement system with a higher retirement age for all new hires.

Firefighters last year voted to postpone a scheduled pay increase for two years. Under the proposed agreement, the raise would be pushed out two more years, meaning firefighters would remain at current salary levels until July 2013.

The Glendale Firefighter's Assn. voted to approve the tentative contract, which would run through June 30, 2014.


City Council members lauded the contract, which they said would help the city stem the rising cost of salary and pension obligations.

Emergency pump connections

The City Council approved a $200,000 Glendale Water & Power project to install portable pump connections at 12 locations.


Utility officials say the connections would improve the water system's reliability during an emergency.

Street maintenance and new bike lanes

The City Council approved a $2.3-million contract with Sully Miller Contracting Co. for work related to the city's annual street maintenance program.

The project includes street and curb maintenance along Piedmont and Lauderdale avenues, and the striping of a bike lane on Foothill Boulevard and so-called "sharrows," — shared bike lanes — on Dunsmore Road and New York Avenue.


Construction is scheduled to run from August through December.


What: Glendale City Council meeting

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: City Council Chambers, 613 E. Broadway

Contact: (818) 548-2090

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