BY DANIEL TEDFORD
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE
El Monte police union offers to give up raise - SGVTribune.com: "EL MONTE - The city's police officers on Friday offered to give up next year's scheduled 4 percent raise, which they say would help the struggling city reach a balanced budget.
But there's a catch, the association wants six months notice before the city lays off any of its 113 sergeants and officers. The Police Department has lost about 35 positions during the last two years due to layoffs and attrition."