The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) granted 4,238 release time hours in fiscal year 2012, at a cost to taxpayers $135,786.
In FY 2013, release time amounted to 4,620 hours and cost $151,585.
The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) granted 7,941 hours, at a cost of $252,581.
City of Austin records showed the Police Department (APD), Fire Department (AFD) and Emergency Medical Services (AEMS) were granted 10,857 hours of release time in FY 2012 and 16,963 in FY 2013, a cumulative total of 27,821.
A total cost figure cannot be calculated because salaries were not provided for all APD, AFD, and AEMS employees. However, for the salaries made available, the cost of union release time to Austin taxpayers was $227,530 and $593,783 in FY 2012 and FY 2013.