A memo to all cops who got their shorts in a bunch when Sneed stated Police Supt. Jody Weis was voluntarily taking 24 days of unpaid furlough. Contrary to our item, it was not due to a newly negotiated police contract. (That sticky wicket is still being negotiated.) It's because Weis was being a good guy and showing solidarity with the members of his non-union top brass and civilian staff (about 200), who were forced by the city to take furlough days along with every other city employee -- except cops and firefighters.
Weis didn't have to do it -- he's non-union and has a contract.
• • Translation: So Sneed mended her hem, so you adjust your shorts.
For the record, we highly doubt that J-Fed is "being a good guy and showing solidarity with the members of his non-union top brass and civilian staff." How would it have looked if everyone in the city supervisory ranks took time off, including the mayor, and J-Fed didn't? It would embarrass the mayor and no one
Anyway, Sneed evidently has a source in J-Fed's office now, probably the policy group people, who are feeding her info about J-Fed being a great guy and taking unpaid time off from his $330,000 job so he only makes $300,000 this year. We only wish we could suffer with a mere $300,000 this year. Hell, we'd settle for a mere $300,000 for two years.