SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a new “Memorandum of Understanding” with the city’s police union next week. Already approved by a supervisors’ committee, it would essentially extend the existing police contract until 2018, thereby freezing officers’ pay for another two years. There would be a 5% raise over the following three years.
In the short term, the deal is designed to save money that could be used to increase staffing.
“We believe that’s a sustainable model and it allows us to meet the safety needs of the public,” declared Martin Gran with San Francisco’s Department of Human Resources. “This contract presents a win-win agreement that will allow us to aggressively start staffing the police department recruitment efforts.”