In addition, there would be a 5 percent bilingual pay increase for police officers and two additional steps added to the rank of agent, which means those who reach that rank have more opportunities to have their base pay increase.
The contract also calls for a new retirement package.
Mayor Wayne Johnson said he thinks the contract is fair.
"Our intent is to hopefully retain the officers we have and attract new officers," Johnson said, adding, "It gives officers very little reason to leave us over money."
He said all along the council was ready to give raises to officers.
"We knew what we had to do," he said. "We need to bring their salaries up."
Should the police contract be approved, it would bring to an end a labor dispute that started nearly a year ago after the council adopted its budget for the current fiscal year, which ends in fewer than three months.
That budget was adopted with a 3 percent raise for all city employees.
Police officers said the council adopted the budget without negotiating contracts. They said the council had never offered a counter-proposal to a salary increase police had requested prior to the budget being adopted.
City officials contended they had to adopt a budget, adding a budget is a fluid document that can change based on contract negotiations with city employees.
The council also said it had worked hard to approve a new medical plan for officers that officers had requested to save money.
Officers then scaled back services as a move against the council. Officers said they were continuing to respond to emergency situations and that the public had nothing to fear from their job action.
However, police later decided it was best to end the job action and return to full duty.
The police union then filed a lawsuit against certain city officials, stating the city has failed to negotiate fairly.
Superior Court Judge Donal Donnelly ruled the city had failed to negotiate with the police officers.
Donnelly ordered the parties back to the negotiating table and directed the city to void the portion of its budget related to police officers.
Since then the two sides have been meeting to work out a contract settlement.
Johnson, a former Brawley sergeant, said he does not think the relationship between the council and officers was ever hurt by the contract dispute.
Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.