Contract Talks Resume

The city and police union ready to resume contract talks…again.

The San Antonio Police Officers Association proposed some meeting dates, the City of San Antonio has agreed to six meetings.

The first meeting is set for January 28th; the two sides will meet five more times in a three week period. The last meeting is scheduled for February 12th.

The city also filed an appeal notice of its challenge of the so-called “Evergreen Clause.” A District Court Judge threw out the city’s lawsuit in early December. Back then, City Manager Sheryl Sculley vowed to appeal the judgement.

The city says no briefs in their appeal will be filed for 60 to 90 days and oral arguments won’t be heard for six months.

“There is plenty of time for parties negotiating in good faith to reach an agreement,” Mayor Ivy R. Taylor said in a statement. “When we agree to the terms of the contract, the lawsuit goes away. Until then, we will preserve the City’s legal options and take whatever actions are necessary to protect our taxpayers.”

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