Police 15% pay raise plan comes back to council - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/10/09

Police 15% pay raise plan comes back to council

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Once again the question of police pay comes before the Lubbock City Council this week.  Lubbock Police Officers want a 15% pay-raise.  The Lubbock Professional Police Association says a pay raise vital so that Lubbock can compete with other cities to get good officers. 

The LPPA also says that Lubbock ranks 42nd best in Texas for police pay but we're the 12th largest city in Texas.

Council delayed taking action on this very issue back on April 27th.  Police may not like what they hear on Thursday.  Mayor Tom Martin says the LPPA is comparing Lubbock to every "three-man department" in every "bedroom community" in Texas and he says it's not a fair comparison.  Martin says he believes that if you use comparable cities, then Lubbock is either already at or very near the top 10.

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