The Bakersfield City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening, to approve a contract agreement between the city and the police officers union.
Last month, the city announced there was a deal with the union after the union went six years without a pay raise.
The agreement gives police officers pay hikes of six-percent retroactively and going forward.
That amounts to about $2 million in increased costs to the general fund this year.
However, this is a short-term contract and will run through June 30th.
City officials don't expect future discussions to go as long.
"The length of the previous negotiations, going for as long as they did, was not a normal situation. We expect future negotiations in a quicker fashion," said Steven Teglia, Assistant to the City Manager.