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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Baldwin Park officials has been in negotiations with the five-member bargaining unit for about the last six months, said Vijay Singhal, the city’s chief executive officer. There are four lieutenants and one captain in the association, said Lt. David Reynoso. He would not comment on the negotiation process. “We agreed on the offer and went ahead and accepted it,” he said. “Pretty much everything else is going to stay the same. The other benefits, retirement benefits, education incentives are not going to change, just a pay raise across the board.” Under the current contract, salaries for police captains range between $7,107 and $9,524, documents show. Salaries range between $6,157 and $8,251 a month for lieutenants. BALDWIN PARK – The City Council will consider pay increases tonight for Police Department captains and lieutenants. The proposal is a one-year negotiated agreement between the city and the Baldwin Park Police Management Employees’ Association. If it is approved, lieutenants would get a 6 percent raise and captains would get a 7 percent raise, city documents show. “I think we gave them close to what they were asking for,” said Councilman Ricardo Pacheco. “Maybe we don’t always give them what they want. They wanted more, but we settled on what we settled on, something more affordable for the city.” Capt. Michael Taylor said members of the association did not see pay raises when the earlier contract was approved in 2004. “All we got out of that contract was two performance step increases,” he said. “In other words, those are merit increases based on merit when get your (evaluation).” Education incentives were also approved at that time: a 2 percent pay increase for obtaining an associate’s degree, an 8 percent increase for a bachelor’s and a 10 percent increase for a master’s, Taylor said. Pacheco said the current proposal would put police management employees at about midrange compared to what other cities pay lieutenants and captains. “Of course, they preferred to be at top of what other cities could afford to pay, which is probably like 10 percent more than what we can afford,” Pacheco said. “But we need to be able to pay our officers and other services throughout the city. That puts limitations on what we have.” The city is still in negotiations with the Baldwin Park Police Officers’ Association, which encompasses officers and sergeants, Singhal said. If approved tonight, the one-year contract would be effective retroactively, from July 1 to June 30, 2008, documents show. tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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