Postponement of Contract Ratification Vote

To: Hollywood Police Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants Bargaining Unit

From: Jeff Marano, President BCPBA
Mike Braverman, P.A.
Julio Gonzalez, BCPBA General Counsel

RE:                Postponement of Contract Ratification Vote
2014 – 2017 CBA

Date:              August 21, 2015

Please be advised that the ratification vote scheduled for Monday, August 24 has been postponed until further notice.

Read further details about the postponement at:



Notice of Ratification Vote Hollywood P.D.

To: Hollywood Police Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants Bargaining Unit

From: Jeff Marano, President BCPBA
Mike Braverman, P.A. 
Julio Gonzalez, BCPBA General Counsel
Contract Ratification Vote – Fact Sheet and CBA will be available

Today’s date: August 17, 2015






* The document circulating the department dated July 24, 2015 is not the final agreement.

A PDF version of the memo is available at the BCPBA website here:

City of Hollywood Contract Update and Process

To: HPD Members

From: Jeff Marano

Reference: Contract Update and Process

The BCPBA and the City of Hollywood reached a tentative agreement on July 24, 2015.

As many Hollywood LEOs are new members, we understand this may be the first contract you are voting on. We hope the information below will help you understand the process and terms.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 954-584-7600.


At present the BCPBA and City of Hollywood have reached what is known as a tentative agreement. Once the contract language is complete, both the Broward County PBA and the City will agree on the changes and a fact sheet will be provided. The City will draft the pension changes, which are in the ordinance. Those changes will be reviewed by the PBA attorney, and, in the past, the Pension attorney, Chairman and Pension Administrator. Once the documents are finalized, the members covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will vote on the contract. The Public Employees Relations Committee (PERC) has spelled out specific procedures for the process. In order for the contract to pass, the membership must cast more yes votes than no votes. The Broward County PBA will notify the City of the results.


The pension vote is conducted by the pension administrator. Active members with the City of Hollywood plan vote on the changes, which takes 50% plus one to affirm. After that, a super majority of the Hollywood City Commission (5 out of 7) votes on the pension change at a commission meeting. Both of these must occur in order to affirm the change to the Hollywood Police Pension Plan.


The CBA must have two readings by the City Commission in order to take effect. Furthermore, the City must have an actuarial/impact report from the City’s actuary prior to voting on the agreement.



The City Commission is on break. The next meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2015.

All parties are working to have these moving parts in place prior to the August 25, 2015 City Commission meeting when the vote will be placed on the agenda.


Heart and Lung Claims Seminar

Broward County PBA Flyer - Heart Fund

Bichler, Kelley, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC will be conducting informational seminars on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at noon and at 5 p.m. at the PBA Hall, located at 2901 S.W. 26th Terrace, Dania Beach, Florida 33312. In this session you will learn all you need to know about Heart/Lung claims; specifics on receiving impairment benefits; orthopedic injury issues; impairment ratings; and what you need to know when you sustain any injury on the job.

Please RSVP to Robin Dobson at 407-775-1616.

Broward County PBA Flyer – Heart Fund