The City of Burbank and the Burbank Police Officers’ Association (BPOA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The City and BPOA have been negotiating the terms of a new contract since the prior contract expired on June 30, 2009.
“We are so pleased to have reached consensus,” says Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes. “Both sides have shown respect and commitment throughout this process and we believe the result is in the best interest of the citizens of Burbank.”
After the BPOA Membership has an opportunity to examine and vote on the tentative agreement, it must be placed on a future City Council agenda. The contract cannot become final until both the City Council and the BPOA Membership each approve the tentative agreement, with Council approval taking place in a public session. The contract language and the terms of the agreement will be released as part of the City Council’s public consideration of the tentative agreement.
“The Association is very aware of the economic difficulties Burbank and other municipalities are facing in light of the economy and are pleased to be part of the effort to find solutions to those issues,” says BPOA President Mark Armendariz. “The Association and City negotiating teams worked very hard for quite some time to reach common ground.”