Commissioners work to finalize budget
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Contract negotiations between the City of Miami and its police union fell through Monday, one day before the final budget hearing.
Police union officials said all they want is a clause in their contract allowing officers a promotion when positions become vacant.
"The commissioners voted today to give us 24 hours to see what we can come up with, and I said, 'If they can guarantee me that promotional article in that one year there should be a deal,'" said Fraternal Order of Police President Armando Aguilar, "but I don't think the city can do that."
The city is working to overcome a $62 million gap, partially by asking for $12 million in concessions from the police union. "What I know is the commission's will is only one year, so if we can come up with one year with good things for both guys, we're good," said Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.
The final budget hearing will take place Tuesday at 5 p.m.
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