As expected, the Vallejo City Council unanimously ratified a new tentative agreement on Tuesday with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) on Tuesday.
The seven-person council and city staff met remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new two-year, nine-month agreement will cost Vallejo more than $4 million during the life of the contract.
Kevin Brown, president of Vallejo Firefighters Association, submitted a public comment card, which was read to the council by a city staff person, asking the council members to approve the new tentative agreement.
“Vallejo firefighters are compensated far below the comparable departments within our region,” Brown said. “For this reason, we face unparalleled recruitment and retention issues that strain our members’ ability to provide the level of service our citizens deserve.”