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Bakersfield City Council OKs raises for police, fire departments

Bakersfield City Council (FILE)
Posted at 6:32 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 09:32:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield City Council on Wednesday night approved raises for the Bakersfield fire and police departments.

The new agreement gives each a 2.5% wage increase.

Police officers will also get a one-time bonus of $5,000.

There is another bonus that is meant to help with retention. That payment could be anywhere between $3,000 to $20,000.