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Brawley OKs agreements with city manager, employee groups

February 07, 2001|By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Contract negotiations with several city employee groups officially ended here Tuesday as the City Council passed resolutions approving contract agreements and renewed the city manager's contract.

Agreements were reached with the Brawley Police Management Association, Brawley Police Sergeants Unit, Teamsters and the Brawley Firefighters' Association.

Negotiations are continuing with the Brawley Public Safety Employee Association, the group that represents Brawley police officers.

An employment agreement was reached by a 4-1 vote with City Manager Jerry Santillan officially making his contract renewal effective July 1, 2000, which will authorize retroactive pay as per his pay raise to $79,500 annually. The raise was granted in the agreement.

Councilwoman Jo Shields voted against the agreement with Santillan, stating she thought the agreement should be retroactive to September.

In other action by the council, the 15-year-old pool in the city's Lions Center will see resurfacing to its deck and wading pool as the council approved funding of $75,000 for repairs.


Funding also was approved for $37,517 to install lighting structures at Beechey Field.

The council approved allocation of $16,500 from the Imperial Valley Association of Governments for new bus benches and shelters for Brawley and the city of Calipatria.

The council, seated as the Brawley Community Redevelopment Agency, elected Toni Carrillo as its chairwoman and Steve Vasquez as vice chairperson. The agency approved a resolution endorsing Imperial County's efforts to create a foreign trade zone.

Staff Writer Anthony Longoria can be reached at 337-3452.

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