SJ city officials consider pay concession

July 2, 2010 12:40:22 PM PDT
San Jose city officials are seriously considering a pay concession deal from the city's police officers that would avoid police layoffs, at least temporarily.

According to our media partner the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week, the police union offered to reduce pay and benefits about 4 percent.

That is far less than the 10 percent the city council and mayor said were needed to avoid laying off 70 officers.

But, the city's employee relations director says it's enough to avoid layoffs for a year and would give both sides more time to work on a longer-term solution.

San Jose faces a record $118 million dollar deficit.