One piece of unfinished business from Oct. 10, when the Bloomington city council approved the rest of the 2020 budget was the salary ordinance for police officers and firefighters.
That final piece of business could be finished by the end of the year, after a meeting on Oct. 24, between city officials and the police union. The city presented the union with its latest proposal for a contract, president of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Paul Post told The Beacon.
In late September, union officers told the city council at regular meeting that since mid-2018, the two sides had exchanged eight proposals, each with a counterproposal, for a total of 16 proposals. The most recent meeting would make nine rounds for a total of 18 proposals exchanged.
The city’s most recent proposal could lead to ratification by the union, and the approval of the salary ordinance for public safety workers by the end of the year. The contract for the firefighters is not an open question, but the salary ordinance lumps police officers and firefighters into the same piece of legislation. Continue reading “Bloomington police union gets latest contract proposal from city”