SAPD http://tpr.org en The Source: City, Police Union Continue Divisive Negotiations http://tpr.org/post/source-city-police-union-continue-divisive-negotiations <p>The city of San Antonio met with the San Antonio Police Officers Association last week to try and come to a resolution on their contracts.</p><p>Health and pension benefits have been the most widely reported on aspect of the negotiations and the most divisive. The city said that packages public safety members receive are too generous, and will consume two-thirds of the general revenue by 2040 as health care costs continue to rise.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:43:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 33604 at http://tpr.org The Source: City, Police Union Continue Divisive Negotiations The Source: School Safety Front And Center After Threats & Gun Finds http://tpr.org/post/source-school-safety-front-and-center-after-threats-gun-finds <p></p><p>Parents in San Antonio are worried about the safety of their children in public schools after a spate of false threats and <a href="http://tpr.org/post/madison-high-school-student-arrested-bringing-guns-campus" target="_blank">real guns</a>.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:59:34 +0000 Paul Flahive 31550 at http://tpr.org The Source: School Safety Front And Center After Threats & Gun Finds Nearly Half Of Northside Students Missed School On Thursday, Day Of Reported Threat http://tpr.org/post/nearly-half-northside-students-missed-school-thursday-day-reported-threat <p></p><p>Even though local elementary schools took extra measures to keep students safe against a reported threat, many students still stayed home Thursday.</p><p>A letter had specified that on or about April 24, a mass violence event would take place, and targeted a school in the Northside ISD.</p><p>Thursday Police Chief William McManus toured campuses to meet with school leaders. One purpose, he said, was to be visible and to assure parents, staff and others that measures were being taken on all fronts to keep people safe.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:58:15 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30643 at http://tpr.org Nearly Half Of Northside Students Missed School On Thursday, Day Of Reported Threat Despite Judge's Ruling, SAPD To Continue Enforcing Vehicle-For-Hire Ordinance http://tpr.org/post/despite-judges-ruling-sapd-continue-enforcing-vehicle-hire-ordinance <p>San Antonio Police will continue to enforce the city's vehicle-for-hire ordinance despite a ruling by a Houston judge that allows the so-called ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber to continue operation.</p><p>This week U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore declined to issue a temporary restraining order against Lyft and Uber.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:16:47 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30526 at http://tpr.org Despite Judge's Ruling, SAPD To Continue Enforcing Vehicle-For-Hire Ordinance Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order http://tpr.org/post/lyft-drivers-still-operating-despite-cease-and-desist-order <p>San Antonio Police have issued a cease-and-desist order for drivers of a so-called ride sharing program called Lyft.</p><p>But that hasn't stopped them, and instead they are rolling forward full throttle. For passengers, taking a Lyft is easy. A rider must download the app to their smartphone, enter their credit card information and phone number, and request the ride. A driver, whose car is marked with a pink mustache, will typically pull up to the rider's location within 15 minutes, and off they go.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:12:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29623 at http://tpr.org Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order Survey Finds Citizens Favor Police & Firefighters Paying Share Of Insurance Premiums http://tpr.org/post/survey-finds-citizens-favor-police-firefighters-paying-share-insurance-premiums <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the ongoing debate between the city and the police and </span>firefighter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unions over benefits and healthcare premiums showing no signs of concluding anytime soon, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce commissioned a telephone survey on the issue.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The survey, conducted for the chamber by a third party, used voter registration information for 501 random phone calls. Participants were asked if they would favor firefighters and police paying for a portion of their healthcare.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:17:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 29472 at http://tpr.org Survey Finds Citizens Favor Police & Firefighters Paying Share Of Insurance Premiums Targeted By SAPD, Lyft Ride Service Will Still Be Seen Around San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/targeted-sapd-lyft-ride-service-will-still-be-seen-around-san-antonio <p>San Antonio Police Chief William McManus announced Wednesday that <a href="http://www.lyft.me/" target="_blank">drivers for the company Lyft</a> were breaking a city ordinance and would be arrested if caught.</p><ul><li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJYTJlYTVJRGdBU3M/edit?usp=sharing" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Read the city ordinance here</a></li></ul><p>The taxi-like program works by matching drivers to people needing rides through their app. It launched in San Antonio less than a week ago.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:14:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 29087 at http://tpr.org Targeted By SAPD, Lyft Ride Service Will Still Be Seen Around San Antonio City Council Trying To Find Balance In Police & Fire Benefit Recommendations http://tpr.org/post/city-council-trying-find-balance-police-fire-benefit-recommendations <p>San Antonio police officers and firefighters used time off of from their shifts Wednesday to fill the seats inside City Hall to hear recommendations by a task force appointed to study healthcare and retirement benefits.</p><p>That task force met a total of eight times, beginning last October. Members like chairman Reed Williams, a former city councilman, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, business leader and pension expert Sam Dawson, and firefighter Lt. Jerry Cortes looked at the city's general fund revenues versus the cost of running the public safety departments.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:30:17 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27051 at http://tpr.org City Council Trying To Find Balance In Police & Fire Benefit Recommendations The Source: Smart Highways | SAPD & SAFD On The City Budget http://tpr.org/post/source-smart-highways-sapd-safd-city-budget <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future of transportation may be smart cars but it will take smart highways to get us there. From safety to pollution to the mother-of-all-issues, traffic, intelligent transportation offers promising solutions to all of them.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:50:11 +0000 Paul Flahive 26870 at http://tpr.org The Source: Smart Highways | SAPD & SAFD On The City Budget The Source: Allies Face-Off For County Judge | City Looks To Cut Police/Fire Benefits http://tpr.org/post/source-allies-face-county-judge-city-looks-cut-policefire-benefits <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p>As early voting begins tomorrow for primary races across the state we highlight the race for the Democratic nominee for Bexar County Judge. Longtime District 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson is challenging sitting Judge, Nelson Wolff.</p><p>Both men have served over a decade at the county level. Adkisson&nbsp;was elected in 1998 and Wolff appointed as judge in 2001.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:40:15 +0000 Paul Flahive 26843 at http://tpr.org The Source: Allies Face-Off For County Judge | City Looks To Cut Police/Fire Benefits