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Menlo Park police sergeants get 3 percent raise

 

Menlo Park's eight police sergeants will get a 3 percent raise starting Sept. 4 in a new contract approved by the Menlo Park City Council on Aug. 30.

The council voted 4-0 vote for the contract, with Councilman Ray Mueller absent.

The contract increases by $42 a month the city's payments to each sergeant's flexible health benefits plan. The cost of vision insurance will be fully covered by the city.

In all, the changes are expected to cost the city $50,600 between now and June 30, 2017, when the agreement ends.

The sergeants' salary range will be increased to $111,391 to $135,396, up from $108,147 to $131,453.

According to Lenka Diaz, human resources manager, the sergeants will continue to pay 12 percent of their salaries into their pension plans.

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Posted by Union Watcher
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Has City Council candidate, "Republican", Catherine Carlton ever voted against a Union contract during her four years in office? Does anyone know if she applied for labor's endorsement in this election cycle?


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 1, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Has City Council candidate, "Republican", Catherine Carlton ever voted against a Union contract during her four years in office? Does anyone know if she applied for labor's endorsement in this election cycle?"

I don't know, but perhaps you can do your own research and report the results as opposed tossing BS grenades.


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Posted by three percent
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Union Watcher needs to understand the job of city council is to negotiate and vote on these contracts.


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Posted by Trump 2016
a resident of another community
on Sep 2, 2016 at 9:52 am

There is no need to doubt Ms. Carlton's conservative credentials. She is a former member of the San Mateo County Republican Central Committee. You may recall Donald Trump spoke of supporting police forces at the Republican National Convention. A 3% raise doesn't seem out of the norm, and it certainly is in line with what Mr. Trump spoke about.


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Posted by three percent
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Mueller has endorsed Carlton, we trust his judgement.


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

They're worth more. We have an amazing safe & healthy community that our kids can thrive in. Unlike many other cities. Support our police ! Consider the income of our residents verses law enforcement. They're worth every cent.


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