Roseville gives firefighters, police COVID bonuses
The city is using a portion of its federal COVID aid to give $2,000 bonuses
December 14, 2021
Roseville leaders have agreed to give police officers and firefighters $2,000 bonuses using some of the city's federal COVID-19 aid.
The city is spending $136,000 of its $3.8 million American Rescue Plan allocation on the bonuses, which were included in recent union contract negotiations. City officials believed the payments were the right thing to do, said City Manager Patrick Trudgeon, noting there is no work-from-home option for first responders.
"Throughout the pandemic, especially the early days while a lot of other folks worked from home, police officers and firefighters had to continue to report for duty and be out in the the community," Trudgeon said.