Police officers and firefighters in Oroville will have to wait to see more money in their paychecks after agreeing to delay raises and retirement contribution reductions for up to a year.
The City Council approved side letter agreements with both the Oroville Police Officers Association and the Oroville Fire Fighters Association during a special council meeting Thursday.
The police agreement means a four percent raise promised to police officers will be delayed and the city will meet with the union in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 to review the city’s finances and to discuss implementing the pay increase and the potential for retroactivity, according to the council’s agenda packet. The city can hold onto the estimated $107,757 the raise would cost, but will have to implement the raise within a year.
Firefighters have agreed to delay a four percent reduction in their CalPERS retirement contributions, also for up to one year.