Stamford Police, Fire Vacancies Are Worth $750K — That Covers Half Of City’s Needs For Union Raises

STAMFORD — City officials didn’t reserve enough money for the raises they ultimately agreed to give three unions, but they have found a way — that the Board of Finance accepts — to make up for it.

Mayor Caroline Simmons’ administration plans to transfer $1.5 million from two dozen salary lines across multiple departments to the city’s contingency reserve, which is funding fiscal year 2023-24 wage hikes for members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Stamford Police Association and the Stamford Municipal Supervisory Employees Union.

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