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Firefighters' Pay Up as Benefits Slip

Firefighters’ Pay Up as Benefits Slip

The City Council ratified a four-year contract Tuesday awarding firefighters a 4.5 percent pay raise that nevertheless fails to completely offset the rate increase in their own contributions to retirement benefits. The pact ends nearly a year of contentious negotiations with the Orange County Firefighters Association Local 3631. The city expects to save about $175,000 […]

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City Reverses Its Red Ink

City Reverses Its Red Ink

In a two-hour workshop Tuesday devoted to the city’s proposed $47 million budget, the City Council added requests for $75,000 to hire a consultant to review historic homes, $5,000 for a citizens’ emergency response training program and an unspecified amount to ongoing bike and pedestrian path improvements. City Manager John Pietig reported that the upcoming […]

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Shortfalls Increase City Deficit

Shortfalls Increase City Deficit

Due to two shortfalls in anticipated revenue, the city’s operating budget deficit will increase to nearly $1 million, pressing the City Council to decide on how to manage the red ink in a mid-year budget review this fall.  The revenue shortfall comes from two different sources. In attempts to balance its own budget, state officials […]