The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.
A controversial pension reform measure passed by San Jose voters last June has been cleared to go to the courts, after a decision made by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Police staffing is about to get a much needed boost in San Jose, as the Police Department’s academy held its first graduation ceremony since 2009.
As San Jose searches on for a new police chief, the man appointed to fill the job in the meantime has been grappling with how to prevent rank and file officers from leaving the force.
A San Mateo county supervisor has broken his campaign promise, by collecting a salary on top of his pension from retiring as sheriff, but he gives his reasons why.
San Jose police officers have been leaving in droves since the passage of the pension reform measure earlier this year. Now the force will suffer the loss of another member of its command staff.
In a memo to San Jose’s mayor and to the city council, the city’s police chief acknowledged that the department is not able to maintain adequate staffing levels due to “unanticipated resignations”.
San Jose City Councilwoman Rose Herrera won re-election on Tuesday in a tough race where opponents made an issue of her support for pension reform.
Anyone who follows San Jose politics knows that the San Jose Police Officers Association and councilwoman Rose Herrera have long been at odds – particularly, over law enforcement budget cuts and pension reform. Their war of words only seems to be heating up as the November election nears.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the move by City College of San Francisco to bring in a special trustee to oversee finances is just the first step in an effort to remain open.