MMSD may amend this Contract to reduce the number of SROs assigned to MMSD as outlined in Attachment A. Section I. from four (4) SROs to three (3) SROs. MMSD shall notify the CITY in writing before the removal is to occur. Specifically said notice shall be provided by September 15, 2019, to effectuate a reduction on June 15, 2020 or June 10, 2020 to effectuate a reduction on January 1, 2021. The notice must include the name of the school that will no longer have a SRO assigned and the reason for said reduction. MMSD understands that the removal of a SRO from a school may result in reassignment of some or all of the remaining SORs among the remaining schools and that the assignments of the SROs shall be determined at the sole discretion of the CITY.MMSD and CITY reserve the right, upon written notice, to cancel the contract effectiveJune 15, 2021. The cancelling party shall provide written notice of termination to the non-cancelling party no later than September 15, 2020April 1, 2021. In the event of termination under this subsection, MMSD will pay the CITY for all work completed by the CITY.
Madame Brenda is at it again
In his recent blog he talks about cops in schools and his concern about one of the clauses in the new contract. In doing so he says “At the end of the day, I am merely the contractual “signature” on a contract—whether this contract is affirmed is way above my head as the Mayor and the Council have to approve the City’s part of any contract with fiscal implications. But I have never been silent when I object to things that could impact public safety and I am against the clause that would provide the District the option of reducing our presence in ALL of the four high schools.”
Is it a violation?
He doesn’t go as far as to urge anyone to take any particular action – but his message was loud and clear that he disapproved. I think he’s using his blog to get others to voice their disapproval. Did he “engage in, organize, or conduct a grass-roots campaign to lobby any incumbent on any matter pending before the City.” It’s a very fine line.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: That’s what you get for being forthright. For leveling with the people you are sworn to serve and protect. You get accused of being unethical.