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Council to vote on 2024 Salary Schedule providing raises of 4.1 to 8 percent

LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 3, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council will hold a Special Business Meeting on Monday, December 4, 2023, for the purpose of considering an ordinance regarding Off-Campus Emergency Department Zoning, an ordinance regarding updates to the Development and Business Services Fee Schedule, an ordinance regarding the 2024 Salary Schedule, and the approval of the Teamsters contract.

The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers and remotely on Zoom at https://lynnwoodwa.zoom.us/j/81292681086. The regularly scheduled Work Session will begin immediately following adjournment of the Special Business Meeting. For the latest supplemental material, visit https://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/Government/City-Council/City-Council-Meetings.

2024 Proposed Salary Schedule

If the council delays or modifies, but still passes the 2024 salary schedule, this would result in retroactive adjustments for non-union employees. If the council chooses not to adopt a new pay schedule, non-represented employees would stay at their 2023 pay rate. 

The Lynnwood City Council will vote on proposed amendments to the 2024 salary schedule with the following increases:

  • Contractual AFSCME COLA of 4.1%
  • Contractual Police Officer & Sergeants COLA of 5%
  • Contractual Police Support Services COLA of 5%
  • Contractual Police Commanders COLA of 5%
  • Contractual Teamsters COLA of 8%
  • Proposed 4.1% COLA for GSO positions.

As the city already negotiated a three-year contract with AFSCME/AFL-CIO Local 3035, represented employees are set to receive a 4.1% increase from their 2023 pay rate on Jan. 1, 2024. In 2023, these AFSCME employees received an 8% pay increase.

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase for Police is 5% whereas Teamsters is 8%. The pay schedule for union employees was already agreed to when bargaining agreements were approved.

This, however, is not the case for non-union city employees. The proposed salary schedule currently has a 2024 cost of living increase of 4.1% for all non-represented employees. In 2022, the mayor’s office proposed an 8.5% increase for all non-represented employees which was rejected by the council.

The council did not pass on December 12, 2022, a salary schedule cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of 8.5% suggested by staff, with discussion being contentious at times. The motion to approve an amendment with a COLA increase to 4% for 626 and 627 pay grades (upper-level and deputy public works director positions) and an 8% increase for all other pay grades was passed 5-2 with Councilman Joshua Binda and Councilwoman Shannon Sessions dissenting.

According to the 2023 salary schedule ordinance, 627 are upper-level positions that include: the finance director; development and building services director; city administrator; human resources director; parks, recreation and cultural arts director; and public works director. The only 626 listed in the ordinance is the deputy public works director.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 4.3 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) for the year ended September 2023. Regional Commissioner Chris Rosenlund noted that one year ago, Seattle experienced an annual gain of 3.0 percent in compensation costs. (See chart 1 and table 1.) Locally, wages and salaries, the largest component of compensation costs, advanced at a 4.9-percent pace for the 12-month period ended September 2023. (See chart 2.) Nationwide, compensation costs increased 4.3 percent and wages and salaries rose 4.5 percent over the same period.

Below are the proposed 2024 salary schedule increases for the different employee groups:

AFSCME union employees proposed COLA of 4.1%

Grade Min Raise Max Raise Min Salary Max Salary
213 $2,113.57 $2,673.91 $53,664.00 $67,891.20
214 $2,271.68 $2,874.62 $57,678.40 $72,987.20
215 $2,453.54 $3,104.00 $62,296.00 $78,811.20
216 $2,649.33 $3,351.40 $67,267.20 $85,092.80
217 $2,863.15 $3,621.74 $72,696.00 $91,956.80
218 $3,090.89 $3,910.10 $78,478.40 $99,278.40
219 $3,339.93 $4,223.86 $84,801.60 $107,244.80
220 $3,603.71 $4,561.37 $91,499.20 $115,814.40
221 $3,892.90 $4,927.56 $98,841.60 $125,112.00
222 $4,204.20 $5,320.78 $106,745.60 $135,096.00

Police union employees proposed COLA of 5%

Position Min Raise Max Raise Min Salary Max Salary
Animal Control $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Commander $7,349.33 $7,949.56 $154,336.00 $166,940.80
Court Marshal $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Crime Analyst $4,838.48 $5,465.45 $101,608.00 $114,774.40
Crime Prevention Specialist $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Custody Officer $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Custody Sergeant $4,637.41 $4,919.70 $97,385.60 $103,313.60
Evidence Technician $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Master Custody Officer $4,255.09 $4,508.65 $89,356.80 $94,681.60
Police Clerk $3,142.78 $3,659.81 $65,998.40 $76,856.00
Police Officers $4,448.23 $5,389.18 $93,412.80 $113,172.80
Police Records Program Technician $3,635.05 $4,099.58 $76,336.00 $86,091.20
Police Sergeant $5,995.35 $6,359.85 $125,902.40 $133,556.80

Teamster union employees proposed COLA of 8%

Position Min Raise Max Raise Min Salary Max Salary
Electrician – WWTP   and Utilities $6,534.28 $7,908.62 $88,212.80 $106,766.40
Foreman $6,358.64 $7,618.96 $85,841.60 $102,856.00
Lead Treatment Plant Operator $6,694.52 $8,099.67 $90,376.00 $109,345.60
Lead Worker $5,913.36 $6,994.96 $79,830.40 $94,432.00
Maintenance Technician $5,951.88 $7,170.61 $80,350.40 $96,803.20
Maintenance Worker I $4,275.56 $5,233.90 $57,720.00 $70,657.60
Maintenance Worker II $5,301.69 $6,415.64 $71,572.80 $86,611.20
Operator in Training $4,426.55 $5,332.50 $59,758.40 $71,988.80
Pump Station Operator $5,824.00 $7,062.76 $78,624.00 $95,347.20
SCADA Technician $6,189.16 $7,390.93 $83,553.60 $99,777.60
Teamsters General Laborer $2,619.26 $3,343.41 $35,360.00 $45,136.00
Teamsters Intern $2,619.26 $3,343.41 $35,360.00 $45,136.00
Teamsters Vegetation Supervisor $3,059.91 $3,905.78 $41,308.80 $52,728.00
Treatment Plant Operator I $5,763.91 $6,649.84 $77,812.80 $89,772.80
Treatment Plant Operator II $5,873.30 $7,113.60 $79,289.60 $96,033.60
Treatment Plant Operator III $6,189.16 $7,390.93 $83,553.60 $99,777.60
Treatment Plant Operator IV $6,377.13 $7,714.49 $86,091.20 $104,145.60

Non-union city employees (GSO) proposed COLA of 4.1%

Grade Pay Raise Min Raise Max Raise
608 4.10% $1,132.15 $1,521.28
609 4.10% $1,233.73 $1,658.09
611 4.10% $1,531.11 $1,970.21
613 4.10% $1,819.47 $2,341.31
614 4.10% $1,980.86 $2,551.85
615 4.10% $2,182.38 $2,808.26
616 4.10% $2,376.53 $3,059.76
617 4.10% $2,614.11 $3,366.14
618 4.10% $2,873.80 $3,702.02
619 4.10% $3,165.44 $4,074.76
620 4.10% $3,480.01 $4,481.09
621 4.10% $3,827.36 $4,928.38
622 4.10% $4,213.21 $5,422.37
623 4.10% $4,631.83 $5,963.05
624 4.10% $5,095.50 $6,559.43
625 4.10% $5,604.23 $7,215.62
626 4.10% $5,990.90 $7,712.88
627 4.10% $6,649.55 $8,559.95
DCN 4.10% $6,928.90
PS3 4.10% $7,002.63 $9,015.43
SPEC 88 4.10% $3,679.08
Grade Position WORK GROUP Min Salary Max Salary
608 Lifeguard Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $28,745.60 $38,625.60
609 Exercise   Room Technician Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $31,324.80 $42,099.20
609 Lifeguard/WSI   I Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $31,324.80 $42,099.20
611 Lead   Field Attendant Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $38,875.20 $50,024.00
611 Lifeguard/WSI   II Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $38,875.20 $50,024.00
613 Recreation   Clerk Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $46,196.80 $59,446.40
614 Custodian Public   Works $50,294.40 $64,792.00
614 Recreation   Specialist Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $50,294.40 $64,792.00
615 Senior   Guard Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $55,411.20 $71,302.40
616 Customer   Service Specialist Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $60,340.80 $77,688.00
616 Facilities   Worker I Public   Works $60,340.80 $77,688.00
616 Lead   Custodian Public   Works $60,340.80 $77,688.00
617 Administrative   Assistant Human   Resources $66,372.80 $85,467.20
617 Administrative   Assistant Police $66,372.80 $85,467.20
617 Administrative   Assistant Public   Works $66,372.80 $85,467.20
617 Customer   Service Specialist (Lead) Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $66,372.80 $85,467.20
617 Facilities   Worker II Public   Works $66,372.80 $85,467.20
618 Victim   Services Coordinator Police $72,966.40 $93,995.20
619 Assistant   Recreation Supervisor (R) Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Equity   and Social Justice Advisor Executive $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Executive   Assistant to the City Council Legislative $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Executive   Assistant to the Mayor Executive $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Lead   Facilities Worker Public   Works $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Probation   Supervisor Court $80,371.20 $103,459.20
619 Recreation   Coordinator Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $80,371.20 $103,459.20
620 Community   Support Specialist/Social Worker Police $88,358.40 $113,776.00
620 Human   Resources Analyst Human   Resources $88,358.40 $113,776.00
620 Operations   Supervisor Court $88,358.40 $113,776.00
620 Police   Management Analyst, Senior Police $88,358.40 $113,776.00
620 Recreation   Supervisor (R) Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $88,358.40 $113,776.00
620 Safety   Officer Human   Resources $88,358.40 $113,776.00
621 Administrative   Supervisor Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Assistant   Court Administrator Court $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Assistant   Treatment Plant Supervisor Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Automotive   Shop Supervisor (R) Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Budget   Coordinator Finance $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Building   Operations and Maintenance Supervisor (R) Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Business   Development Program Manager Development   & Building Services $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Human   Resources Analyst, Senior Human   Resources $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Jail   Nurse Police $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Permit   Supervisor Development   & Building Services $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Recreation   Manager (R) Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Streets   Maintenance Supervisor (R) Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Tourism/Project   Manager Development   & Building Services $97,177.60 $125,132.80
621 Utilities   Maintenance Supervisor (R) Public   Works $97,177.60 $125,132.80
622 City   Center Program Manager Development   & Building Services $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 City   Clerk Executive $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Development   Services Supervisor Public   Works $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Engineering   Services Supervisor Public   Works $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Finance   Supervisor Finance $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Intergovernmental   Relations Liaison Executive $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Police   Support Services Manager Police $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Public   Affairs and Communication Manager-Police Police $106,974.40 $137,675.20
622 Treatment   Plant Supervisor (R) Public   Works $106,974.40 $137,675.20
623 Building   Services Manager Development   & Building Services $117,603.20 $151,403.20
623 Development   Engineering Services Manager Development   & Building Services $117,603.20 $151,403.20
623 Traffic   Engineer (R) Public   Works $117,603.20 $151,403.20
624 Application   Support Manager Information   Technology $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Communication   and Community Engagement Executive $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Community   Planning Manager Development   & Building Services $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 DBS   Manager Development   & Building Services $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Economic   Development Manager Development   & Building Services $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Human   Resources Manager Human   Resources $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 IT   Systems Manager Information   Technology $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Manager   – Accounting Finance $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Manager   – Finance Finance $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Parks   Maintenance Superintendent Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Public   Works Manager Public   Works $129,376.00 $166,545.60
624 Recreation   Superintendent Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $129,376.00 $166,545.60
625 Assistant   Finance Director Finance $142,292.80 $183,206.40
625 DBS   Deputy Director Development   & Building Services $142,292.80 $183,206.40
625 Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts Deputy Director Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $142,292.80 $183,206.40
626 Deputy   Public Works Director Public   Works $152,110.40 $195,832.00
627 Assistant   City Administrator Executive $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Court   Administrator Court $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 DBS   Director Development   & Building Services $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Finance   Director Finance $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Human   Resources Director Human   Resources $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Information   Technology Director Information   Technology $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts Director Parks,   Recreation and Cultural Arts $168,833.60 $217,339.20
627 Public   Works Director/City Engineer Public   Works $168,833.60 $217,339.20
DCN Deputy   Chief Police $175,926.40 $190,320.00
PS3 Police   Chief Police $177,798.40 $228,904.00
SPEC88 Police   Officer Trainee (Step A of Police Officers) Police $93,412.80
PSPEC6 Reserve   Police Officer (Step C of Police Officers) Police $105,497.60

Ordinance: Emergency Medical Department Ordinance

The Council will vote to adopt an ordinance to add emergency medical departments as an off-campus use to the zoning code.

A public hearing was held during the Lynnwood City Council business meeting on November 13 that pertained to the update to allow for smaller emergency medical facilities that can accept ambulances, something the council received a presentation on during their business meeting on October 23.

These facilities, according to MultiCare Vice President of Emergency Services Michael Mboob, are in between a full-fledged hospital and a clinic. They can take on patients a clinic would be unable to handle and route more serious cases to a fully equipped hospital. 

During that meeting Mboob also emphasized the speed of these facilities.

“We do a 15-minute door-to-doc. That means when you come to our facility, you see a doctor within 15 minutes and we try to get you out in 120 minutes,” Mboob said. “So, really, an hour and half, you’re out back home sitting on your couch watching TV and relaxing versus when you go to a main campus, you’re sometimes there for 6-7 hours.” 

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Development and Business Services Fee Schedule Amendments

The Council will vote to adopt an ordinance on the Development & Business Fee Schedule for 2024. Below are the proposed increases:

  • Plan Review Fees – 23 to 45%
  • Permits – 12 to 14 %
  • Water and Sewer Permits – 12%
  • Zoning Fee – 12%

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Teamsters Labor Agreement 2024 – 2026

The Council will vote to authorize the Mayor to sign the Teamsters Labor Agreement for 2024 – 2026.

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