San Antonio: D6 Councilwoman Praises Trust and Calls for Persistent Scrutiny Regarding the Approval of the Police Collective Bargaining Agreement

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SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2022) – The San Antonio City Council has approved a collective bargaining agreement with the San Antonio Police Officers Association. Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda released the following statement:
"The Police Collective Bargaining Agreement approved today is the product of a long, open, and transparent process.

It's important to note that everyone at the negotiating table is a member of the same community. City staff and Police Association members are building their lives and raising their families just like the rest of us in San Antonio.

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In the end, the agreement is a matter of trust. Trust in the needs, ideas, and demands from our community; trust in the good faith of the negotiators; trust in the process; and trust in the openness of the negotiation proceedings.

This is not a perfect agreement, but it's the widest consensus that the City and the Police Association have reached in many decades. Let's use this accomplishment and its common goal to find new ways to make our city safer for all San Antonians, citizens and police officers alike.

It's a solid step that will require persistent review and it's incumbent on the City Council, on the Public Safety Committee, on the Police Association, and on the members of the community to support this trust with scrutiny."

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