Long Beach Police Officers Association
LONG BEACH (Via LBReport.com)—During the month of May alone, Patrick O’Donnell’s campaign for a third term as representative of the 4th district on the Long Beach City Council was supported by more than $41,000 in expenditures by Political Action Committees (PACs) of the Long Beach Police Officers Association, the Los Angeles County Labor Federation and [...]
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster's push for new, longer and richer contracts for the city's firefighters and police officers created an economic situation he now calls unsustainable---and for which he now seeks to cut funding to police, firefighting and library services.
LONG BEACH—Less than 24 hours before releasing Long Beach city management’s proposed fiscal-year 2012 budget, Mayor Bob Foster’s office released a “joint statement” with Long Beach Police Officers Association President Lt. Steve James on “an agreement in principle on a new contact.” The full text—both paragraphs—is available at LBReport.com. The current City Hall-LBPOA contract is [...]
A police officer on duty performs a consummately public responsibility. Officers wear their names on their uniforms because it's crucial that people in the community know their identities. Police are armed and allowed to use force, but they must do so in the service of the public, and under its scrutiny.
Long Beach Police Officers Association president Steve James is challenging an article written by City Council member Gary DeLong about city employee pensions, challenging portions as inaccurate, problematic and in some cases misleading. James tells LBReport.com he believes some at City Hall are trying to blame pensions for reduced police department staffing levels when those [...]
STATE GRANT FINALLY COMES THROUGH FOR LONG-PLANNED BELLFLOWER PARK [ By Arnold Adler / Herald American ] What’s great about it is after the children spend an hour running and playing, they can come back to the picnic basket, have a sandwich, lay down on the picnic blanket, and allow the highly carcinogenic ammonia emitted from countless [...]
In a televised interview, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster says that unless the Long Beach Police Officers Association agrees to a second consecutive modification of its contract with the City of Long Beach, layoffs are necessary because the City is paying nearly 70 percent of its budget for public safety and can’t go further without running [...]