The San Jose City Council has started studying a pension reform proposal from 5 of its unions. The concessions would save the city almost a half-million dollars over 5 years.
Hundreds of San Jose Police officers could get layoff notices this summer to help close a $115 million budget deficit and Mayor Chuck Reed is also calling for strict pension reform.
A proposal to lay off perhaps hundreds of San Jose police officers because of a budget shortfall is irresponsible and reckless, said officials with the police union.
Morale within the San Jose Police Department should improve with the appointment of veteran Chris Moore as the new police chief, according to the head of the city’s police union.