The Claremont City Council tentatively adopted its two-year budget with the addition of a police officer Tuesday night.

City manager Tony Ramos said the addition of the Claremont Police officer position would increase the department's sworn staffing number to 37.

Council officials adopted its budget, with totals of more than $34,032,000 in 2012-13 and $34,431,000 in 2013-14, at a budget workshop meeting that continued into a formal city council council meeting.

Formal adoption of the budget will take place at the June 26 council meeting.

Mayor Larry Schroeder praised the budget passage.

"I'm so happy to have a balanced budget," Schroeder said. "Not only because it's balanced but it recommends the addition of another police officer. It couldn't be better."

Councilman Corey Calaycay, before the vote, introduced a motion where the the 2013 fiscal year budget would not use an anticipated cost of living adjustment.

Councilman Opanyi Nasiali seconded the motion for discussion but Calaycay withdrew his motion after a detailed council discussion and Ramos saying he would bring back an analysis on how assumptions for the adjustment are determined to a future workshop.

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