The City Council approved a raise for San Diego police officers of up to 9 percent today in hopes of slowing down the rapid flight of officers over the past year.

The mayor and officers union reached a tentative one-year agreement last week. It includes a 4-percent raise in July, a 2-percent hike in January, and additional 1 percent as an educational incentive. The police union has gone the last two years without a contract, instead having the city’s terms imposed upon them.

Council President Scott Peters and Councilmembers Toni Atkins, Tony Young, Brian Maienschein and Ben Hueso voted for the raise. Councilwoman Donna Frye voted no.

You can read more details about the contract here.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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