DeKalb City Council re-did the whole police station discussion last year because the members didn’t want an old council to dictate decisions to the new one. Apparently it’s quite all right to run a labor contract with its firefighters into 2014, though — and maybe even into eternity, as with the city manager’s contract. Check this out (click on it for a larger image):

Maybe the above is partly why this happened. In addition to the lovely wage schedules, I mean (which I will save for another day).

Find the rest of the new contract with IAFF 1236 at this link: http://www.cityofdekalb.com/Fire/Download%20Docs/IAFF%20Contract%202011-2014.pdf

I will also place the link to the contract in the City Barbs sidebar for easy access since it is not yet showing up on the City of DeKalb downloads or FD pages.