SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved an 8 percent raise for sheriff's deputies over the next four years.
The agreement, given tentative approval by the 2,300-member Deputy Sheriffs Association last week, will provide a 2 percent raise in June, a 1 percent hike next year, 3 percent more pay in 2016 and another 2 percent in 2017.
The deputies will also receive a $750 payment in July. The deal also increases flex credits to eligible employees and adds two steps to the salary scale.
In exchange, the county, which had been picking up some of the employees' side of the payments of their retirement plans, will reduce that expenditure beginning this year by two-thirds, and eliminate it entirely in 2018. The deal also ends a $1,500 annual payment to employees who have worked for 30 years.
The agreement is projected to cost the county an extra $13.9 million in the 2014-15 budget. The supervisors approved the raises without comment.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.