City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081419
City of Long Beach, Long Beach Police Officers Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Alex Basquez
Director of Human Resources

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Police Officers Association (POA) over a successor labor agreement. The POA represents approximately 800 Long Beach police officers.

“We are proud to have reached a fair and responsible tentative agreement with the Long Beach Police Officers Association,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This tentative agreement will allow us to continue to hire the best police recruits, and I want to thank the POA leadership and our City negotiating team for their months of hard work.”

The terms of the tentative agreement will remain confidential while the POA completes their ratification voting process. The POA membership is set to vote on the tentative agreement in August.

“We believe this deal is both fair and fiscally prudent,” said Jim Foster, POA President.  “It should assist in retaining and recruiting professional police officers by ensuring their total compensation is competitive within the marketplace.”

If approved by the POA, the contract would be made available for public review and consideration by the City Council in September.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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