"The proposed pay plan in the city's budget, however, makes the department competitive again, he said." Too little, way too late. Our boys were on the streets protecting us while political wrangling and petty power struggles had them underpaid for FAR TOO LONG. When do we flush? It's embarrassing how the city acted and how hard these men and women had to fight to get paid a decent wage while risking their lives to protect our city. Hopefully the adjustments they made are a sign of real change in the leadership and not just giving in to arm twisting that is a requisite for reasonable actions. The officers that left were generous to stay as long as they did and the politics that kept the wages so low were the #1 reason they left.
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