LAPPL announces tentative agreement on a new contract covering LAPD Officers

For Immediate Release

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LAPPL announces tentative agreement on a
new contract covering LAPD Officers

LOS ANGELES, October 13, 2009 -- This morning, the Executive Employee Relations Committee ("EERC"), which includes Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Council President Eric Garcetti, and Councilmembers Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Dennis Zine, met and approved a tentative contract proposal covering more than 9,900 police officers. That tentative agreement was presented this afternoon in executive session to the full City Council. The next step of the process is for the League to take the tentative agreement to our membership for a ratification vote, LAPPL President Paul M. Weber announced.

"We have concluded negotiations for a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), replacing the previous MOU which expired June 30, 2009," Weber said. "As in any contract negotiation, neither side got everything they want. We believe this contract reflects the state of the current budget crisis faced by the City."

"The dates and times for ratifications are being arranged and will be announced shortly. The details of the tentative agreement will be presented and fully discussed at those sessions with our members,” added Weber. “Pursuant to the terms of the negotiations process and our commitment to our membership, the LAPPL will not disclose the terms of the tentative agreement pending a ratification vote."

About the LAPPL Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at