The deal calls for a 6.5% pay cut for police and fire employees.
But community activist Marc Garman is critical of the plan. He edits a website called Vallejo Independent Bulletin. Garman says the deal is just a band-aid.
"The union’s giving up 6.5% of their raises - they’re still getting a 2% raise this year because they got 8.5%. So they’re giving up the greater portion of their raise for four months only and they’re getting a one year contract extension and the city is waiving any rights to pursue grievances we have with the unions."
If the council votes in favor of a fiscal emergency plan and a tentative labor settlement with police and fire unions, the city will not immediately file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Without the agreement, Vallejo officials say the city could run out of money to pay its employees by April.