So there’s this news today.

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence but it appears that a new generation of leaders also took over the San Diego Police Officers Association this week. The mayor is having a press conference Thursday to announce something about his relationship with the police.

So what happened with the union’s leadership? Most notably, Bill Farrar, the former president of the union, is now no longer even a board member.

Police officers Brian Marvel, Mark Sullivan and Jeff Jordon all became new members of the board. Bill Nemec is still the president but the board will be voting on that in coming weeks as well.

You may remember Jordon as the particularly feisty and passionate cop, who hosted Café San Diego not too long ago.

Sullivan, of course, is a vice officer, who represents the police on the board of administration of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System.

I don’t know Marvel.

Jordon gave me a quick comment:

I hope, as a new member of the board, I can help change some of the ways that the board does business. There’s always been concerns among the membership that the board was doing something secret or made secret deals with the city. It’s always been the perception. The membership doesn’t have a lot of trust in its board. That’s going to change. We’re going to communicate to our membership and the public what’s going on.

Get ready for the mayor to have something to say about police officer pay and how they deserve a raise. I, and others, will be listening for how he and the City Council plan to pay for it.


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