Leonard Cardinale, president of the Police Supervisors Association, said it's possible that the city can get out from under its structural deficit, and the unions won't consider concessions until the city can provide a line-item review of its finances.
"We're not buying the numbers," Cardinale
said before a Jan. 7 special City Council meeting to review city finances.
"We're going to trust the new management, but we're also going to verify.
If they can prove that they're broke, then we'll do whatever it takes."
said cost-of-living adjustments and merit raises baked into city budget projections paint an unnecessarily bleak picture of municipal finances.
Police supervisors haven't taken a cost-of-living raise in years and gave back a 4.25 percent pay increase during the last round of contract negotiations, he
Asked about Adair's remark that a court decision favoring city unions could "hand bargaining groups the keys to the city," Cardinale
"I'll run the city," he