Yesterday, Mayor Ivy Taylor held a press conference to discuss union negotiations. Mayor Taylor requested a “holiday truce” in media outreach and a “cooling off period.” Additionally, she brought forward the possibility of a 3rd party, independent review of financial data.
Public Safety Facts is about informing and educating readers. To that extent, we are posting Michael Helle, President of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, response to Mayor Taylor’s public comments below. In fairness, we are also publishing the Mayor’s written comments for your review.
We are faced with challenging times when it comes to these negotiations. Rest assured, the men and women of the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) and the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Associations (SAPFFA) stand ready and willing to do their part to meet the City of San Antonio leadership in fair and transparent negotiations.
The statements below speak for themselves.