MPA Response to City Manager Budget Proposal

November 23, 2008

The City Manager did not include the Mesa Police Association in his proposed budget. The following letter was sent by MPA to the Mayor and city Council for consideration. This is a prime example of why a meet and confer ordinance needs to be adopted. It ensures management is communicating with their front line employees, […]

EV Trib Article-Mesa Police Department faces $7.6M cut (10.20.08)

November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008 – 1:02PM Mesa Police Department faces $7.6M cut Sonu Munshi, Tribune Mesa Police Chief George Gascon informed his agency’s roughly 1,500 employees via video and e-mail that the ongoing efforts to slash the city budget will translate to a $7.6 million cut for the police department up to the rest of this […]

AZ Republic-Police, fire not immune this round (10.20.08)

November 20, 2008

Police, fire not immune this round by Nathan Gonzalez and Jim Walsh – Nov. 20, 2008 08:24 AM The Arizona Republic Mesa’s fire and police departments should prepare to do more with less amid proposed budget cuts. The fire department will move several management positions to field duty and will send two responders to emergency […]

EV Trib Article-Mesa Plans on Cutting Pay (10.19.08)

November 20, 2008

November 19, 2008 – 8:29PM Mesa plans on cutting workers’ pay by 2 percent Sonu Munshi, Tribune Along with a “significant reduction in workforce,” all Mesa employees face a 2 percent reduction in their base pay effective Jan. 5, 2009, City Manager Chris Brady told all city workers in a letter e-mailed Wednesday. Mesa plans […]

Thank you! Question 1 & 2 passed!

November 5, 2008

Thank you to all the voters, officers and their families who voted YES on Question 1 & 2. This is definitely a victory for the future of Mesa public safety! Both Question 1 and 2 take care of the needs of the growing parts of the city by building fire stations and much needed street […]

Mesa police could be hard hit by budget cuts

November 3, 2008

Mesa police could be hard hit by budget cuts by Nathan Gonzalez – Oct. 30, 2008 12:57 PM The Arizona Republic Regardless of whether Mesa voters approve a $170 million public safety and street project bond on Tuesday, Police Chief George Gascón warns that his department is charging toward financial pain that could include cutting […]