Activists for police reform. Two of the City`s three public safety unions are willing to consider a one-year extension of their contracts with the City – but it may not be as easy as giving. Although negotiations on new treaties are ongoing. With only five members voting in favor of the motion, the city council on Thursday night refused to reintroduce additional pay for some police officers, destroying for example the hopes of civil servants who work at night. The adoption of a regulation requires six. As the City of Austin moves forward with renegotiating its public safety contracts, local activists are calling for several changes to the city`s contract with the local police union. The contract that is negotiated every two years,. The city`s lawyers spared along with lawyers from the Austin Police Association, their president Ken Casaday and police Sgt. Robert Miljenovich at a court hearing Monday on whether the police union`s complaint against various city officials without. After nearly a year of negotiations, City Council members unanimously approved a four-year, US$44.6 million contract between the City and the local police union. Police reform activists celebrated the treaty as a step towards greater transparency – including the ability to file complaints online and anonymously. “Critical incidents will be more transparent now that they are a public publication of investigation records.
These include the most serious incidents of police violence,” Harris said. The preliminary agreement between city employees and Austin Police Association executives leaves no one ecstatic, but a lot of content. The APA on Thursday posted a video on its Facebook page outlining part of its discussion with the city. .