Yonkers officials mull plan to cap public-worker overtime

The Yonkers City Council tonight will consider a plan to cap all public-worker overtime.

The meeting comes after allegations of pension padding in the Yonkers Police Department.

According to reports, a veteran police detective made $130,000 in overtime just before he retired, bringing his total pay to more than $300,000.

Last year, the top three highest-paid workers in Yonkers were all city cops. Each of the officers made more than $100,000 in overtime.

Mayor Phil Amicone is now pushing for a statewide law to limit overtime use in pension calculations, while the City Council is planning to cap all overtime at $20,000 a year per person.

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