Huntington Beach

Pay increases for employees OKd

PAY INCREASES for rmembers of three city employee groups were approved 4-3 on Monday night by the Huntington Beach City Council (Shutterstock).

Pay raises for members of three employee groups were narrowly approved by the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night.

The council voted 4-3 in favor, with Mayor Lyn Semeta and councilmembers Jill Hardy and Erik Peterson opposed.

The agreement with the Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Association called for a general base salary increase – retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020 – of 4 percent in the first year of the agreement, then 3.5 percent in the second year and 3.5 percent in the third year.

For the city’s Management Employees Organization, a 3.5 percent pay increase was approved in the period of Nov. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2020. The same pay hike of 3.5 percent for the Huntington Beach Municipal Teamsters, for the same time period, was approved.

The pay increases were part of memorandums of understanding between the employee groups and the city.

Also Tuesday night, City Manager Oliver Chi gave an update on coronavirus issues in Huntington Beach and a financial overview presenting revenue and expenditures based on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.


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