On Tuesday, the city council agenda will receive an update on labor negotiations from City Manager Debra Figone. The city and unions had until Oct. 31 to come to agreement in labor negotiations and/or ballot measure language, but that has since expired. This week the city received several letters from unions stating the meet and confer process was complete due to the city’s declaration of an impasse.
The council will also begin interviews with five candidates for the Civil Service Commission. The order applicants are Roy Truitt, Holden Green, Melinda George, Joan Smith and Randy Martinez.
Additionally, a 15-mph school zone pilot program will be considered at three school zones to evaluate the program’s effectiveness of enhancing school access safety. The pilot program would use existing funds allocated for school area safety.
The fate of Family Camp will also be determined, as the council will be look at removing the city from further obligations to operate the camp.
And among other items under consideration, the council is expected to approve a gift Figone received from the city of Dublin.
During her trip to Dublin for the 25th Anniversary Sister City Trip, the city of Dublin paid for Figone’s hotel accommodations as “a gesture of appreciation and friendship.” Initially, the council approved Figone’s travel to Dublin when she indicated she would personally cover the cost of her flight and hotel.
“The City Attorney’s office has confirmed Dublin’s estimated $990 contribution is an acceptable gift of travel under the Fair Political Practices Commission Regulations,” according to a memo, “as the payment was reasonably related to a legislative or governmental purpose; and provided by a foreign government.”