Next year's proposed Pima County budget offers pay increases, a bonus and an increase in sheriff's deputies' uniform allowance. The union for the deputies has presented a $3.7 million counterproposal.
Pima County sheriff's deputies are, for the most part, paid about the same as their counterparts in other Arizona jurisdictions, according to a new survey done by the county.
The Tucson City Council voted unanimously on final adoption of next year's $1.272 billion budget. But not before getting an earful from frustrated city employees over disproportionate pay increases.
Sunnyside Unified School District employees will likely see a pay increase for the first time in five years.
Pay raises the City Council thought would total $5.3 million when it approved them last month are now going to cost taxpayers $11 million a year.
After a heated debate, the Tucson City Council voted 4-2 to include a 55-cent-an-hour raise for all 4,918 employees in the next budget, effective no later than Jan. 1, 2014.
The Tucson City human resources director is proposing a 55-cent-an-hour across-the-board pay raise for city employees as part of next year's $1.269 billion budget.
For the first time in five years, city employees have a shot at cost-of-living pay raises, albeit small ones.