The Board of Supervisors officially approved San Francisco’s renegotiated police contract Tuesday. The union agreed to delay raises and to allow the city to redirect 17 types of 911 calls to non-police first responders.
The board voted 9-2 with supervisors Hillary Ronen and Dean Preston in dissent to approve the updated contract, which delays raises for officers in the short term in exchange for new pay increases totaling 6 percent later on.
The contract as approved does not include any reform concessions from the San Francisco Police Officers Association.
The agreement “does nothing to address the POA’s unrelenting history of delaying much needed reforms,” Preston told the San Francisco Examiner. “The SFPD will not be meaningfully reformed if DHR and the mayor continue to offer more pay raises to the SFPOA and ask for nothing in return.”
One agreement, signed Monday by SFPOA President Tony Montoya and SFPD Chief Bill Scott, said the union agreed to police redirecting 17 types of calls for service to mental health or other professionals.