Public Safety

Palo Alto Measure D Stripping Police, Fire Arbitration Rights Passes

Palo Alto voters passed a ballot measure that will repeal the rights of firefighters and police officers to have arbitrators settle their salary disputes with the city and another measure designating 10 acres of parkland for a new compost facility, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.

11/09/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Issues With Mayor Ed Lee

An interview with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on whether he will be a part of the upcoming mayoral race and some of the hot button topics and issues facing the city of San Francisco.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/07/2011

Lombardi's BBQ

Dozens Of Bay Area Events Celebrate ‘National Night Out’

Fans of block parties, ice cream socials, barbecues, potlucks, cover bands and dancing are in luck Tuesday night as Bay Area residents have a slew of parties to choose from to celebrate National Night Out.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/02/2011

Firefighter Graphic

Palo Alto Firefighters In Mediation With The City

With negotiations at an impasse, Palo Alto firefighters are formally requesting mediation with the city. This comes a week after the union’s contract proposal was rejected, meaning both sides are headed towards binding arbitration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/23/2011

SJFD

Dozens Of Firefighters To Be Rehired In San Jose

San Jose’s new budget was a big blow to public safety services, with over 100 police officers being laid off. But it’s better news for the fire department, which is now rehiring nearly 50 firefighters thanks to money from the feds.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

San Jose City Hall

Hundreds Of Layoffs Included In Finalized San Jose Budget

The San Jose City Council has approved a budget that includes hundreds of layoffs, in an attempt to close a $150 million deficit. The final vote was 7-4 in favor of Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget plan for 2011-2012.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

San Jose Police Dept. badge

San Jose Police Jobs Could Be Saved By Money Set Aside For The Arts

Arts funding in San Jose could be taking a hit after a city council member proposed diverting some of the money to reduce the number of police officer layoffs. Councilman Pete Constant, a former San Jose Police officer, has released nine budget proposals to provide the funding to prevent 97 police officer layoffs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/26/2011

Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers act as police officers and firefighters. (Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers Association)

Sunnyvale’s Combined Public Safety Units Help To Cut Costs

The city of Sunnyvale’s unique take on public safety is not only helping to cut costs, but could also save jobs in the future.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/26/2011

SFPD

Computer Outage Hits San Francisco Police & Fire Departments

The computer-aided dispatch system utilized by San Francisco’s police and fire departments went down unexpectedly on Thursday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

106 San Jose Police Officers To Lose Jobs; More Layoffs Threatened

San Jose’s budget woes may already force the city to lay off more than 100 police officers, but proposed cuts could take that number even higher.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

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