Buckhorn Statement in Response to PBA Approval

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement in reaction to the Police Benevolent Association's (PBA) vote to approve the contract:

"I am very pleased with tonight’s results. The City of Tampa isn't above or beyond the reality of the tough economy, but I believe we've negotiated a good contract. I am still proud that we refused to balance the City's budget on the backs of great servants like the men and women of the Tampa Police Department.

"The officers could not have had a better advocate than the Tampa PBA and its president, Greg Stout."

The Police Benevolent Association and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1464 have approved the contracts.