Marysville approves agreements with police
Agreements between Marysville and its police officers association won City Council approval Tuesday after the resolution of what City Manager Walter Munchheimer called a "chicken and egg situation."
He said the police association agreed to drop actions filed in Yuba County Superior Court and with the state Public Employment Relations Board against the city.
But the association would not withdraw the actions until the city ratified the agreement, Munchheimer recounted, and the city did not want to ratify the agreement until the actions were withdrawn.
He said City Attorney Brant Bordsen suggested passing the resolution conditioned on the withdrawal and that the police association agreed to that arrangement.
The agreement covers 18 months starting in March. Starting pay in the pact for a police officer is $3,246 a month, according to a salary schedule that was part of the agreement.
Council members did not comment on the agreement and no police association representative spoke. Along with a resolution covering sworn officers, a separate measure covers a nonsworn bargaining unit for the association. They include dispatchers and community service officers.
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