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POSA President on "Moment of Silence"

POSA President's comments on denial of moment of silence and the Mayor's rebuttal.

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Mayor Lane and the Moment of Silence

Below is a link to a video from last night's Scottsdale City Council meeting.  Mayor Lane denied a citizen's request for a moment of silence to honor the fallen and wounded PPD Officers.

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Press Release Announcing Cindy Hill's Scottsdale City Council Candidacy

"I am running for City Council because priorities matter and unfortunately the majority of City Council have lost sight of what Scottsdale’s priorities must be."

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Shop with a Cop: Local community policing at its finest

More than 300 children will experience the delight of the holiday season this December courtesy of 10 law enforcement agencies who combine to host the Shop with a Cop charity program.

The 11th annual Shop with a Cop event, spearheaded locally by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association, is planned for Saturday, Dec. 21. POSA, along with officers from 10 other police departments including the Paradise Valley Police Department, will donate their time to mentor hundreds of at-risk youth.

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POSA Shred'em dates for 2013-2014 are announced

Shredem%20Logo2 All Shred'em Events will be held at the Walmart Supercenter at 15355 Northsight Blvd in Scottsdale, Arizona from 7am-10am to benefit Shop with a Cop programs for underprivileged children.  Donations of $3.00 a box or brown bag are requested.   

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Scottsdale at the Crossroads - from President Jim Hill

Jim HillScottsdale currently sits at a crossroads after a long bout of austerity measures that have stretched the infrastructure of what makes Scottsdale, Scottsdale, beyond the breaking point.  Scottsdale finds itself in desperate need to fix the City's infrastructure of both people and things. 

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Turning the page on a brighter chapter?

Well, here we are at the end of another fiscal year in Scottsdale and we’ve had a whirlwind of changes set in motion for 2013-2014. First, the City budget has been put to bed with no changes made to the proposed 2% pay raise for all City employees and no changes were made to the $2.5 million that the City Council designated to be used to address the retention problems within in the Police Department as one-time money. 

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President's Message:Take the Next Step

At this week’s City Council meeting,  community members Nancy Cantor and Chris Schaffner, spoke up in favor of fixing the PD pay crisis, along with Cindy Hill and myself. The City Manager did attempt to downplay our retention issues through various graphs and charts, luckily public comments on the subject were allowed before his presentation, so POSA was able to present an unvarnished look at the PD’s attrition crisis for the Council members prior to the City Manager’s presentation.

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President's Message: Police Employees Shafted Again?

It must be budget season in Scottsdale because the city bureaucrats are trying to shaft Police employees once again. 

The current proposed city budget includes a "potential" 2% raise for city employees, but with the provision that the raises are distributed at the discretion of department heads based on employees' merit.  This means that the department head can spread the money throughout the department or give it all to select employees.

 

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

I'm a definite believer in giving credit to those who deserve it and I would like to take this time to thank the Scottsdale City Council and Mayor for voting 7-0 to approve the new compensation plan that will raise Scottsdale starting salaries to 105% of the valley average. 

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