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.
On Thursday, retired judge John A. Flaherty formally declined to restore the 10% cut in wages imposed on police officers in 2011, as San Jose was struggling to balance its budget amidst a struggling economy.
The San Jose Police Officers’ Association has raised about $6,200 for three young children who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a double murder at the family’s home last month.
San Francisco police officers are voting this week on a contract that would allow them to keep their pay raises but increase their pension contributions. The outcome could determine whether or not the city has a balanced budget.