The City Manager's Office on Sept. 1 wrote to city council members, saying the new employees contracts will mean minimal service cuts and minimal layoffs, but warned of additional impacts in future years.
Research shows that sideshow posts can attract hundreds of people in a matter of minutes. We are asking social media platforms to work with our police department to suspend the accounts of people who post content promoting these events.
The unions are seeking a 7% pay increase, and complain that many city departments are understaffed. The city in June said its final pay offer was 5% the first year of the contract, 4% the second, and 3% the third.
Mayor Matt Mahan said millions in COVID funds also have been used to feed unhoused residents and provide services for vulnerable families. Bay Area activists urged remaining funds should be targeted to help Black and brown families who suffered most from the pandemic.
The city this week announced with enthusiasm tentative agreements with three bargaining units, but the unions representing police dispatchers, building inspectors and park rangers account for a little more than just 7% of the contracts that end June 30.
One day after the police union announced it would hire an independent investigator, San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata said on Twitter there would be no internal departmental investigation of possible police officer involvement in illegal activities at the 1,100-member union.