The Hollister City Council on Monday unanimously approved wage increases for mid-management, confidential and executive management employees.
For each group, the raises are 4 percent this year, 4 percent next year and 2 percent in 2010. The raises will be applied retroactively to January of this year and coincide with similar wage hikes for city union workers.
Councilman Brad Pike has publicly declared his support for city employee pay raises at council meetings, including on Monday.
“I can’t sit back and let them never receive a raise again,” he said.
Pike, a firefighter with an outside agency, said he feels strongly about supporting city employees, who had gone some years without wage adjustments.
“If we have the chance to keep the people that work for the city, we need to give them some raises,” he said, also pointing to neighboring cities and counties paying their employees more for the same work being done here.