Culver Employees Get a Raise
By Lynne Bronstein
The hard times and belt-tightening Culver City has experienced for the last few years looks to be over, as the city has negotiated a new contract with general service workers that will give them a two per cent cost of living increase.
“The City’s fiscal condition has improved from the difficulties experienced during the most recent severe recession,” said City Manager John Nachbar. “The proposed salary increases comport with assumptions made in the City’s most recent long range multi-year financial forecast. Therefore, these increases are acceptable and allow the City to maintain a sustainable long range financial plan with adequate reserves.”
Nachbar added that the determination of salary increase amounts were the result of negotiations with the Culver City Employees Association, the recognized bargaining unit representing the City’s general employees.
Among the general services workers who will receive the salary increase are Culver City bus drivers. According to Transportation Director Art Ida, bus fares will not be affected by the salary increase.
The contract will be vetted at a City Council meeting within a few weeks.