ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After three years of negotiating with the city, Albuquerque police officers will vote on a new contract.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the contract includes a 5 percent pay increase for officers.
City Council President Ken Sanchez calls it a reinstatement rather than a raise.
Officers took a pay cut in 2010, and didn’t get their pay raise that had been previously negotiated.
The cost of the proposed raises to city taxpayers is $3.8 million.