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City approves new contract with Encinitas Firefighters' Association

City approves new contract with Encinitas Firefighters' Association

The Encinitas City Council approved a new four-year contract with the Encinitas Firefighters' Association at its March 21 meeting. This replaces the previous contract which expired on Dec. 31, 2017.

Most Encinitas firefighters (those hired before Jan. 1, 2013) will soon see the amount they pay toward retirement increase from 9 percent to 12 percent. By Jan. 1, 2020, those firefighters will begin paying 3 percent of the city's required share CalPERS retirement contribution. The additional amount will be phased in over the next three years, with the first one-and-a-half percent increase effective March 16, 2018.

This is a significant shift from 2012 when the city was paying...

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