Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, September 27, 2001


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Council Sends Flexible LAPD Work Schedule to Committee


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The City Council yesterday sent two motions relating to a flexible work schedule for the city’s police officers to the Public Safety Committee instead of voting on them.

The Council failed to get the required 10 votes to consider the motions yesterday and the matters were automatically forwarded to the Public Safety Committee.

The Public Safety Committee’s next meeting is Monday.

Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski had a motion on the agenda which would identify the financial and operational impacts having a flexible work schedule for the LAPD would have on the city.

The motion would require the city’s Chief Legislative Analyst and the City Administrative Officer to work with Police Management Advisory to determine those impacts by Oct. 1.

PMA is currently doing a study for the council on the flexible work schedule. The study in due Nov. 10.

Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced a motion that would require the CLA, CAO and PMA to give a status report, timeline and discuss the methodologies being used in that study.

The Police Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a flexible work schedule plan presented by Mayor James Hahn.

Hahn’s hybrid plan mixes 10- and 12-hour shifts with the traditional 8-hour shifts.

The plan has an implementation goal of Oct. 20 for the first two LAPD divisions, Central and Hollywood.

But the plan has come under fire by several council members, including Miscikowski and Ridley-Thomas, who urged the commission to put off a vote until the council study is completed.


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