The judge denied the union’s request for a temporary restraining order until the city and the firefighters reached a compensation deal over …
The union president is arguing that the entire pension deal should be tossed out because Mayor Elorza believes the contract is invalid.
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Mayor Elorza said “we’ve reached a point where negotiations have ended.”
Franchesco Franco says his campaign was “aggressive with mail ballots,” but claims he didn’t commit any crime.
Franchesco Franco finished third in the Ward 11 Democratic primary last year.
City lawyers claim the firefighters’ union does not have the legal right to block Mayor Elorza from moving to a three-platoon structure.
Without $8.1 million in savings on interest payments, the city could have faced a large deficit.
The mayor said he wants residents “to believe that they’re getting a higher level or service” from City Hall.
The same firm that wants to build a life-sciences complex on the I-195 land is now involved with the nursing school.
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Brodie has led the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission since 2013.
The city is considering approving a special tax deal for the developers of a $40-million hotel in downtown.
The mayor said the new policy will help leaders “go out and aggressively and proactively market our city and state.”
The chairman of the council Finance Committee said he won’t move the proposed contract forward until his concerns are addressed.
David Salvatore wants to prevent politicians who also held a municipal job from counting their time in office toward their pension credits.