ATLANTIC CITY - The police union president spent the night in his office Wednesday -- still waiting to hear back from the city after it changed the locks in an apparent attempt to hasten the PBA's move from its headquarters.

Dave Davidson Jr. went to the building in the city's Chelsea Heights section Wednesday morning after calls saying people were at the building, including a Public Works official and a locksmith.

In August, the city informed the union it had until Aug 24 to leave the building it has used for about 17 years.

While Davidson said he agrees with the plans for the area, which includes a field house for the community, the timeframe was "unreasonable."

The union is in the process of getting an office in the Guarantee Trust Building at 1125 Atlantic Ave., but the executive board must first approve the more than $1,400 per month rent. A meeting is set for Friday.

Davidson told Deputy City Solicitor Irv Jacoby a deal could be done by Dec. 1, and asked that the union be given until Dec. 15 to move.

Jacoby said he would bring back to the city a Dec. 1 "beginning date." That was the last Davidson heard from him.

"That's an ongoing process," Jacoby said when reached at his office Thursday afternoon. "All factors are being considered."

He did not have a timeframe for a resolution.

Davidson did tell Jacoby on Wednesday that, on the advice of the union's attorneys, he would stay in the building until there was a deal on the time -- and he was given keys to get back in.

At 2 p.m., he was still waiting.



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