A city ordinance approved in August — the Sustainable Retirement Benefit Reform Initiative — limits city contributions to police pensions.
The council took action after voters collected enough signatures to force the measure to curb pension benefits onto the November ballot.
The council did put a measure on the ballot that changed the city charter to allow the council or citizens to regulate employee benefits. The police union contends that too violated the city’s obligation to meet and confer with the association.
The complaint vindicates “our efforts to see that the city keeps its promises to its hardworking public safety employees,” said association president Sylvia Newton in a prepared statement.