Yesterday at a labor management meeting the PBA was informed that the City of Hollywood was going to purchase 50 new vehicles for patrol: 44 Chevy Caprices and 6 Tahoes. The cost is approximately $1.875 million. The vehicles must be ordered by February 15, 2013.
We received the pension numbers on CSR. Her current annual pension is $96,042.60. The COLA appears to be based on the return on investments where a 5.95% increase is pending before the City of Coral Gables. I will be inquiring how many years of service she had as a general employee with the Gables.
The city waited until the last day of the deadline to select the special master who will hear the impasse proceedings on the declaration of impasse made by the PBA. His name is Kenneth Starr. The next step is to see what dates Mr. Starr is available and set a date. After the proceedings, the special master will make a recommendation which is non-binding on the city. Then we will go before the legislative body – the City Commission – for a public hearing. Hopefully the current Commission will be more sympathetic than the previous one.
The PBA viewed documents from Human Resources which indicate that Majors Pardon and Sanchez as well as A/Chief Jones all received a 5% raise.