The Recreation and Park Department is poised to hire a new manager to oversee its beleaguered park patrol unit.
Robert Lotti, a veteran law enforcement officer who is the current chief of the Colma Police Department, will be formally introduced Aug. 14 as the new head of Rec and Park’s 25-member patrol unit. Read More
It may not be the $100,000 question, but it’s close: How do San Francisco police officers nearly double their pay while not doing their day jobs? Read More
"Overtime is not a four-letter word in transit,” San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Transit Director John Haley, seeking to downplay the problem of overtime abuse, told the Board of Supervisors Audits and Oversight Committee in May. Read More
Despite promising to rein in overtime spending, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is on pace to dole out 75 percent more money this year for extra pay than it budgeted.
Through the first 2½ months of this fiscal year, the agency that manages Muni has already shelled out $12.2 million in overtime pay, and it is projected to spend $56.6 million this year. That’s nearly $25 million more than originally forecasted. Read More
It happens every year without fail. At some point during San Francisco’s annual budget tug-of-war, it suddenly becomes evident that most of The City’s larger municipal departments are spending wildly more than their approved overtime allocations. Read More
City departments say they will spend $94 million in overtime during the next fiscal year, according to Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed budget. But based on past behavior, that will skyrocket in no time.
Departments are on pace to exceed budgeted overtime by $40 million this fiscal year for a total of $141.6 million. That isn’t sitting well with members of the Board of Supervisors, who now want to hold departments accountable to a “realistic” budget. Read More
For years, city officials have struggled with how city departments spend overtime and this year is no different. Read More
As San Francisco is on pace to bust through its overtime spending budget and spend more in overtime this fiscal year than last year, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would lower the per worker overtime cap of 30 percent of hours worked to 20 percent of hours worked, or 416 hours instead of 624 hours. Waivers are granted for city workers to exceed the cap. Read More
With San Francisco expected to bust its overtime budget by nearly $40 million, stronger controls are being proposed to rein in costs.
While overtime spending had been on a two-year downward decline, this year the spending will increase by $12 million compared to last fiscal year.
That isn’t sitting well with some supervisors, who are proposing additional overtime restrictions. Read More
In just six months, a Muni station agent has racked up more than 1,000 hours of overtime — the equivalent of 125 extra eight-hour work days — to the tune of about $53,700. A firefighter clocked 936 hours in overtime for about $56,000, and a deputy sheriff pulled down approximately $41,520 for 994 hours worked. Read More