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Fire contract passes 4-3

Fire contract passes 4-3

“If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum. We are in a market of paramedics and firefighters. They have an actual market value. We cannot allow our dislike of pensions, unions and negotiations to get in the way of what is best for the taxpayers of Longboat Key.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Firefighter contract talks get hot

Firefighter contract talks get hot

The Town of Longboat Key narrowly avoided impasse in its contract negotiations with its Firefighter Union on Thursday

November 3, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manager offers Longboat pension remedy

Manager offers Longboat pension remedy

In the face of spiraling unfunded liability costs, Manager Bullock proposes to freeze all employee pensions and convert to defined contribution model.

May 5, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »