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Fwd: Oppose Bill to Balloon City Costs

From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 10:46:10 -0700

I agree wholeheartedly with Lee that AB1250 should be actively opposed by
the city, and must be defeated.

Jim Gerber
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From: "Menlo Park's Future" <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Apr 30, 2017 6:09 PM
Subject: Oppose Bill to Balloon City Costs
To: "Menlo Park's Future" <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
Cc:

Oppose Bill to Balloon City Costs
>
> Fellow Residents,
>
> Why isn’t our City Council supporting their organization, the League of
> California Cities, and actively opposing AB 1250?
>
> This bill would essentially eliminate all contracted services, increase
> the number of unionized public employees, increase costs and pension
> liabilities and further burden cities with a plethora of new regulations.
>
> Urging action, the The League of California Cities
> <https://www.cacities.org/Policy-Advocacy/Action-Center/AB-1250-(Jones-Sawyer)-Counties-and-Cities-Contr>
> writes:
>
>
>
> The workload, privacy concerns, costs and litigation created by this
> measure places an overwhelming and significant burden on nearly every city
> department and would create a de facto ban on virtually all contracting
> services. [think tree trimming, Outstanding Swim Program, many
> recreational programs, legal services, consultants etc etc. ]
>
> This bill was described in an editorial by the Mercury News
> <http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/editorial-union-bill-in-california-legislature-to-limit-local-cities-contracting-decisions-is-an-ambiguous-mess/>
> as a
>
> Union-Sponsored Bill with the clear intent: Increasing the number of
> public employees, who would be members of unions, rather than looking at
> outside services that could be more cost-effective.
>
> On Tuesday, our City Council will vote to support bills that regulate marijuana
> consumption and impairment while driving. An easy no brainer which
> everyone will support.
>
> The question is: Why isn’t AB 1250, called a HOT bill by the League, also
> on the agenda and getting the same attention?
>
> If you agree that AB1250 must be actively defeated, let city council
> members and the city manager know by emailing city.council_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Thanks, and sincerely, Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
>
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Received on Mon May 01 2017 - 10:51:08 PDT

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