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From: domainremoved <Brooke>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:42:19 +0000

HR29 is absurd. I am embarrassed that anyone (other than the head of a public employee union) would actually propose this bill.

Brooke Seawell
1155 Trinity Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

From: Menlo Park's Future [mailto:menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:37 AM
To: Menlo Park's Future
Subject: Speak Up City Council?

Speak Up City Council?

Fellow Residents

Along with our very own League of California Cities, I ask the City Council to publically oppose HR29-a resolution that prohibits all future outsourcing by cities.

How would such rushed and ill-conceived legislation affect Menlo Park? Would it mean, for example, that we could not renew Tim Sheeper's contract for running the Menlo Park Swim program-the best swim program this or any other city has had.

Does it mean that we are stuck with underperforming and overly expensive child care program? Or that we have to hire lots of maintenance workers to maintain our median strips. Many of our maintenance workers already make $76,000 a year, have month long vacations, and excessive retirement benefits that are costing the city more and more.

What happened to the admonition by former Democratic New York Governor, Mario Cuomo: "It is not government's obligation to provide services, but to see that they are provided."*

The proposed legislation is scary and must be stopped right now. I will be watching this and I will let you know whether our city council members do the right thing.

If you too are concerned, let them (and me) know. City.council_at_(domainremoved)

 As always, Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)

*http://www.publicceo.com/2014/04/opinion-assembly-votes/ originally quoted in the New York Times.

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