That whopping increase in the police department salaries is going to cost the city each year after the third year $2.3 million. That is a big bite of the total city budget.
How will be be funded? There is no possibility that any tax increase can even begin to cover this expenditure.
Then the rest of the City's workers will, of course, be looking for their big increases.
Nothing was mentioned by the City as to how these increases are going to be paid. We deserve to know,how the City intends to pay for this contract.
Are we being led down a path similar to what has happened in IRAQ? Are We just going ahead without any plan for the future? This was a unanimous vote, so all the council is responsible as is the City Manager.
I admire Chuck Bernstein as being willing to get up and question this action.