The Danbury City Council has approved raises for some municipal employees. A revised contract with the Danbury Municipal Employees Association calls for 1.5 percent raises, retroactive to July 2020. This is similar to the revised agreement with the city firefighters’ union. Both agreed last year to hold wages steady due to the pandemic, provided the contract could be renegotiated if the city’s financial circumstances improved. The new contract runs through June 30, 2023. The cost of the raises through the entire term of the agreement is $180,000.