BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County Commissioners have approved a new, two-year labor contract with 9-1-1 dispatchers. The agreement takes effect July 1st and continues through June 2022. The contract includes a 2-and-1-half-per cent Cost of Living Adjustment known as COLA. Erik Kropp helped negotiate the contract and said the COLA is based on the January to January Consumer Price Index. The 9-1-1 dispatchers voted yesterday to ratify the agreement.