ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – For a third straight week, civilian employees of the St. Louis County police department packed into the St. Louis County Council meeting.
They’re still seeking a bigger slice of the Prop P pie, which is boosting a 30-percent raise for police officers while most civilian employees are looking at just 3-percent.
Police worker Tiffany Pyke was among those taking exception to the disparity.
“I don’t mean to sound ungrateful for a 3 percent increase, because I am grateful for an increase, any little bit helps, but I will continue to fight for a pay matrix that addresses the compression issues that the police professional staff are facing,” she says.
Council chairman Sam Page addressed the issue following the meeting.
“I think there’s a diversity of opinions and the best way to address it is to let everybody on the council tell us what they’re thinking. We know that we have a budget shortfall,” he says.
He says they’re still looking at ways in which Prop P dollars could further boost the pay of civilian police workers, and they’ll discuss it in committee later today.