Tag Archives: police unions

Petaluma police union won’t back proposed sales tax increase

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120718/ARTICLES/120719561/1350?Title=Petaluma-police-union-won-t-back-proposed-sales-tax-increase     The Petaluma police union has come out against a proposed sales tax increase the City Council may place on the November ballot. The council is divided on whether to ask voters to increase the current … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New sales tax at heart of Santa Rosa budget debate

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110605/ARTICLES/110609684/1350?Title=New-sales-tax-at-heart-of-Santa-Rosa-budget-debate CORRECTION: June 8, 2011 Due to inaccurate information provided by the city, an article that ran on Sunday June 5, 2011, misstated the amount Santa Rosa would save if firefighters gave up deferred raises amounting to 6 … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On 4-3 vote, Santa Rosa OKs police pension changes

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120320/ARTICLES/120329947/1350?Title=Santa-Rosa-City-Council-OKs-police-contract     A sharply divided Santa Rosa City Council approved a new two-year police union contract on Tuesday characterized by some as an important step toward pension overhaul and by others as far from the restructuring needed … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Santa Rosa strikes pension deal with police, fire unions

From: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120307/ARTICLES/120309584/1350?Title=SR-strikes-pension-deal-with-police-fire-unions   Santa Rosa has struck sweeping pension agreements with its police and fire unions that are expected to save the city millions in coming years. The tentative agreements, which head to the City Council on March 20, establish … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is it time for Santa Rosa to change binding arbitration?

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111201/ARTICLES/111209926/0/FRONTPAGE   Two dramatically different views emerged Thursday of Santa Rosa’s requirement to have a third party settle labor disputes between the city and its public safety workers. Police and fire representatives, addressing the city’s Charter Review Committee, … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Police lieutenant plans to file legal claim

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110727/COMMUNITY/110729528/-1/archive?Title=Police-lieutenant-plans-to-file-legal-claim   A recently reclassified Petaluma police lieutenant plans to file a legal claim over the action, and says that it has posed major challenges for him and his family. “It affects me greatly, but I’m mostly concerned … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Santa Rosa raises pay cap for police, fire chiefs

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110726/ARTICLES/110729573/0/FRONTPAGE   The top of the salary ranges for Santa Rosa’s police and fire chiefs were increased six and ten percent respectively by the City Council Tuesday to ensure they are paid more than their subordinates. The move … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rohnert Park city manager fires back at employee unions

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110721/ARTICLES/110729861/1350?Title=Rohnert-Park-employee-unions-see-impasse-risk-as-talks-grow-heated-   Rohnert Park labor talks turned markedly rougher this week as the city manager pushed back against unions that rejected contract offers and whose leaders said top level employees weren’t being asked to equally share financial sacrifices. … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged | Leave a comment

Budget: ‘Biggest change’ in criminal justice in generation

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110628/ARTICLES/110629457/1350?Title=Budget-Biggest-change-in-criminal-justice-in-generation   Democrats in the California Legislature Tuesday night pushed through a state budget that relies on billions of dollars in unexpected income, an additional $300 million in cuts to higher education and other reductions in state services … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pension discussion reveals Santa Rosa council rift

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110628/ARTICLES/110629454/1350?Title=Speed-of-Santa-Rosa-pension-overhaul-debated-   A report on options for reining in Santa Rosa’s soaring pension costs sparked a vigorous City Council debate Tuesday, with some members urging faster action while others expressed comfort with a more deliberate approach. The 21-page … Continue reading

Posted in PACH | Tagged , | Leave a comment