Matier and Ross are reporting that the SFPD’s divided over some proposed cuts intended to help San Francisco’s ailing budget.
The police, they say, are set to vote this week on the prospect of deferring a 2 percent raise to 2012 and to agree to 10 furlough days (unpaid). To compensate, the city has offered to return the 2 percent in 2012 and include 4 floating holidays for each of the 2 years between now and then.
Though they report that older members of the force are prepared to accept these terms, perceiving themselves to have been pretty generously compensated in recent years, younger members are not satisfied and not inclined to strike a deal – and possibly compromise the favorable $79,000 + starting salary they’ve enjoyed.
Police Union president Gary Delagnes, who M&R says fears that his union could be next in line for forced “reform,” backs the plan.