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Glendale City Council Meeting Preview: Firefighters' contract

July 05, 2010

The City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a new contract with the Glendale Firefighter's Assn., which includes no pay raises through 2013, higher employee contributions to pension plans and a two-tier retirement system with a higher retirement age for all new hires.

Firefighters last year voted to postpone a scheduled pay increase for two years. Under the proposed agreement, the raise would be pushed out two more years, meaning firefighters would remain at current salary levels until July 2013.

The Glendale Firefighter's Assn. voted to approve the tentative contract, which would run through June 30, 2014.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council is expected to approve the contract.

Emergency pump connections

The City Council will consider a proposed $200,000 Glendale Water & Power project to install portable pump connections at 12 locations.

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The connections would improve the water system's reliability during an emergency.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council will likely approve the allocation.

Street maintenance and new bike lanes

The City Council will consider a proposed $2.3-million contract with Sully Miller Contracting Co. for work related to the city's annual street maintenance program.

The project includes street and curb maintenance along Piedmont and Lauderdale avenues, and the striping of a bike lane on Foothill Boulevard and so-called "sharrows," — shared bike lanes — on Dunsmore Road and New York Avenue.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council is expected to approve the contract.

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What: Glendale City Council meeting

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: City Council Chambers, 613 E. Broadway

Contact: (818) 548-2090

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