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.”
San Francisco police officers haven’t received raises since 2009, but union leadership seems pleased that there are no “take-backs” in the agreement.
“We see this as protecting everything we have in our current contract,” reasoned Martin Halloran with the San Francisco Police Officers Association. “But yet the raises toward the end of the contract will see that we are still the top paid in the state.”
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