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The Lodi City Council unanimously approved one-time benefit adjustments in the amount of $20,100 to Lodi Fire Department Mid-Management, as well as $164,700 to the Lodi Professional Firefighters on Wednesday.
Each member of the two unions will receive a one-time concession of $2,300 for 2014 and have their medical benefit cap rates increased to the Jan. 1, 2014, lowest cost HMO rates.
The concessions are a result of an $800,000 surplus in the city’s general fund reserve.
Interim City Manager Steve Schwabauer has said city employees have agreed to voluntary decreases in total compensation — some by as high as 12 percent — every year from 2009 through 2012.
He said this there is one more group of employees set to receive the one-time benefit adjustments: the Lodi chapter of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Schwabauer said.
— Wes Bowers
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
The Lodi City Council has asked city staff to look into discussing a change in frequency of garbage rate increases with the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce asked whether the city will see an end to the annual increases imposed by Waste Management, also known as Central Valley Waste Services, at Wednesday’s city council meeting.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am.