Greeley police and firefighters give up pay to help city budget

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GREELEY, COLO. (AP) _ The Greeley Firefighters' and Police unions have voted to forgo pay increases next year to help the city cover a projected budget shortfall of at least $7 million.

City officials estimate the unions' action will save more than $850,000.

In exchange, firefighters have been guaranteed that no firefighters will be laid off.

Police officers didn't get a similar guarantee, but their collective bargaining agreement was extended through 2011.

City officials estimated in June that the budget 2010 deficit would be $4.84 million.

They have revised the estimate from $7 million to $8 million, based on tax revenue.

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