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Santa Rosa completes City Hall labor talks

By KEVIN McCALLUM
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Months after Santa Rosa City Hall began negotiating concessions with its 1,200 employees, it finished the task Tuesday with savings for the city budget.

City employees agreed to a total of $3.9 million in concessions over what had been budgeted for this year. Of that, $2.3 million will be saved in the city’s $117 million General Fund, which has been under the most strain in recent years.

The final employees to agree to concessions were the city attorneys, a group of about 17 six employees. They agreed to no raises for a year and a 3.3 percent salary reduction through 68.5 hours of unpaid furlough.

Changes to the medical plan will add additional long-term savings to the city, said Chris Sliz, the city’s employee relations manager.





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