|Cotati, police sergeants reach accord
The City of Cotati has reached a tentative labor agreement with its police sergeants.
The deal features the first net salary increase in over seven years for the sergeants. The new contract has no salary increase in the first year, but does include three staggered 1 percent cost of living adjustments over the three year period of the contract.
Prior contracts during the economic downturn included 15 percent salary reductions, the addition of health and pension employee contributions, and second-tier benefits for new employees. The health and pension contributions continue in the new contract, along with the second-tier benefits for new employees.
“The city appreciates the leadership shown by the police sergeants in concluding this contract,” Cotati City Manager Dianne Thompson said. “Together, city management and the sergeants recognized that this mutual agreement was in the best interest of the city and its constituents.
According to outgoing Mayor Mark Landman, “This agreement works toward the council’s goal of financial stability by establishing long-term contracts coupled with modest increases.”