After discussing Mayor Jerry Sanders’ plan to recruit and keep police officers, the City Council postpone action on the report for one week so that the council’s independent budget professional can review it.

Council members were generally supportive of the mayor’s plan to attract new police officers to San Diego by bolstering the force’s recruiting budget for a marketing expert and new advertisements. However, they talked about the need for a more urgent solution to keeping veteran cops on the force at a time when they are leaving for other nearby agencies.

Because Sanders’ police recruitment and retention plan was distributed yesterday, Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin said she wanted more time to review the proposal. Council members backed her suggestion.

“I believe something of this importance deserves more than just a day,” Councilman Kevin Faulconer said.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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