The Source: City, Police Union Continue Divisive Negotiations
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.
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.
There is little trust between the two sides as the police officers association has claimed the city's numbers are incorrect.
The city proposed making police health plans the same as their civilian workforce, which today would cut police health costs by almost 45%. The police officers association has asked to take the management reigns from the city with a city contribution equaling current levels.
Negotiations have stalled in the past. We find out if the groups have surmounted their impasse.
- Jeff Londa, chief negotiator for the city of San Antonio
- Det. Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association
- Ron DeLord, chief negotiator for the San Antonio Police Officers Association
*This is the first segment in the June 18 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.