Galt’s police officers and non-sworn employees have agreed to furloughs and other concessions in a 3-year contract the Galt City Council ratified Tuesday night.
The city’s public services unit and various department heads agreed to concessions as well. The City Council approved the agreements by a 5-0 vote.
In other action, the council voted 4-1 to allow council members to transfer their personal transportation budget for the council member’s discretionary use. Councilman Mark Crews voted against the money transfer.
The Galt Police Officers Association agreed to furloughs that result in a 3.5-percent salary reduction and taking compensatory time off rather than overtime, City Manager Jason Behrmann said. Non-sworn police employees like dispatchers and records clerks agreed to the same concessions as sworn officers.
The Galt Public Services Unit, along with managers and department heads, agreed to a 5-percent salary reduction through furloughs and to contribute two percent of their salaries into the PERS system, Behrmann said.
The labor contracts are for three years and take effect July 1.
In the discussion regarding council members’ travel budget, the council agreed to allow council members to transfer their travel expenses toward projects the individual council members see fit. Mayor Barbara Payne will use a portion of her travel funds to hire as an intern Mariah Franco, who will be a junior at Galt High School in the fall.
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