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Pleasanton: City details contract offer rejected by police union before declaring impasse

Original post made on May 26, 2023

Pleasanton city negotiators offered unionized police personnel raises between 15% to 18% over three years as part of its latest contract proposal days before PPOA declared an impasse in labor talks, city officials confirmed Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 25, 2023, 11:16 PM

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Posted by keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 26, 2023 at 7:55 pm

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Percentages don't mean much without knowing what the starting dollar amount is and how they compare with similar departments.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 27, 2023 at 8:10 am

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Pleasanton police: Web Link

Posted by Been here a while
a resident of West of Foothill
on May 27, 2023 at 1:25 pm

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None of these percentage numbers cited by the City mean anything without the context of showing whether Pleasanton indeed does pay less than other comparable cities with which we must compete for quality officers. As an example, the City could be offering 50% increases, which certainly would sound like a lot; however, if that hypothetical 50% increase still left Pleasanton's police salaries below the top tier, we still would lose quality individuals and still would not be able to attract other quality individuals. In other words, what really matters is not how the cited percentage increases may sound in a vacuum, what matters is how we stack up against those other cities that are enticing our officers to leave Pleasanton. We definitely should not be below the median and, in fact, I believe Pleasanton should be near the top if we truly want the best police department, one that attracts and retains the best people and one that does not have the currently unacceptable level of vacancies. What is more important than that?

Posted by MsVic
a resident of Mission Park
on May 29, 2023 at 11:49 am

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Agree with others - percentages are meaningless without context. Apparently spending over 10 million on a skate park and century house refurbishment is more important than paying our police officers a competitive wage. Our City Council really needs to readdress the priorities. Mayor Brown are you listening?

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