With the firefighters’ union becoming the first labor organization to formally reach a deal on compensation concessions with the city last week, this week’s City Council meeting will feature even more discussions regarding labor negotiations.
Last Wednesday the Association of Engineers and Architects, the Association of Maintenance Supervisory Personnel (AMSP), and the City Association of Management Personnel—which together represent 623 full-time equivalent employees, or 11 percent of the city’s represented workforce—announced a tentative agreement with the city
No action will be taken Tuesday on the most recent agreement, but other items of note will include:
- Appropriation of $2 million for Fuel Cell Equipment from the Ice Center Revenue Fund to Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment, Inc.
- Approving up to $3 million in loans for a housing project at Ford and Monterey Roads. The money will help create units for extremely Low-income very low-income special needs individuals and families.
- Finalizing the rejection of all bids for the second phase of the Environmental Innovation Center Project. Several of the lowest bids included errors and were withdrawn. By rejecting the bids, the city hopes to expedite the process of making LEED certified the 46,000-sq. foot warehouse on 1608 Las Plumas Ave., before the end of the fiscal year.
- Approving the delivery of notices to San Jose residents about a proposed rate increase for Recycle Plus. A public hearing will be held in May, where public officials and citizens will discuss a 9% increase for both single-family dwellings (SFD) and multi-family dwelling (MFD) in the coming fiscal year.