The Sunnyside City Council on Monday approved an increase in the salary range for Sunnyside’s fire and police chiefs.
The chiefs will not receive immediate raises, but the increase in salary range will allow the city to give them raises in the future. According to City Manager Don Day, the salaries for the positions had not been updated since 2009.
The current range is now between $6,618 and $8,824 monthly. The previous range was $6,508 to $7,990 monthly. Human Resources Officer Anna Bullock told council she ran a survey of 40 cities to determine the appropriate range.