Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/15/2009 10:19:08 PM PST

UPLAND – The City Council on Monday approved a four-year labor agreement with members of its Police Department that will save the city $29,476 this fiscal year.

City police unions agreed to defer any raises until July 1, 2011, to address the city’s sluggish fiscal condition.

According to a staff report, the city will:

Open the door to pay raises beginning July 1, 2011.

Pay minimal increases in health insurance premiums.

Cut the uniform allowance by $299 in June.

In 2011, will again pay a portion of officers’ and police management’s 5.8percent contributions to the 3-percent-at-55 retirement plan, which had been discontinued after the city had budget problems. No specific amount was announced.

The city came to the agreement with the Upland Police Officers’ Association as well as the Upland Police Management Association.

The contract will be from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2013.

The Police Department will use $116,242 in grant money to buy laptops as well as equipment to update computer technology and improve security for technology.

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