Fremont’s union contracts expire at the end of the month. Negotiations are underway. Two years ago, police and fire got 6 percent annual raises for two years and most other employees got 4 percent for two years.
This is far from perfect since I have salary data for calendar years and budget data for fiscal years, which start July 1. But ….
In 2006, Fremont spent $86,953,044 on employee compensation. That doesn’t include funding pensions.
In 2008, Fremont spent $99,083,465 on employee compensation. A total increase of about $12 million.
From July 1 2006 to June 30 2007, the city had $122,960,000 in general fund revenue.
From July 1 2008 to June 30, 2009, the city estimates it will have had $127,357,000 in general fund revenue. A total increase of about $4.4 million.