[In helping to draft Prop A] We reached a compromise that represents the best interest of the commissioned, civilian and retired members of the department, that protects their benefits, guarantees them collective bargaining rights and fully-funded a $2.5 million increase to the salary matrix. When a policeman gives you his word it means something. We reached the best compromise for our members and retirees. We're not ashamed of that and we're certainly not going back on our word now.
Tell your family and friends.... that we do not want local control and that the Slay/Sinquefeld partnership has been misinforming the public.... They claim they have built in safeguards to protect officers from political influence if this passes. Who are they kidding?
It is blatantly apparent, at least to me, that our members will be at risk of being removed from their assignment if they don't remain at the beck and call of the elected officials.
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