On January 13, 2016, Californians Aware proposed a draft ordinance to the Rules Committee related to the public disclosure of documents, communications and writings by City officers. Committee members requested the City Attorney address questions related to meet and confer obligations. In his response (attached), the City Attorney attached a draft ordinance covering unrepresented employees and stated that " ... we see no legal impediment to this moving forward to City Council for adoption in February as an ordinance and reinforcement as a voter-approved proposition in June to ensure that it cannot be amended or rescinded in the future without voter approval."
I would request that this ordinance be docketed for City Council consideration in February. Additionally, if the Council chooses to move forward with the ordinance, all meet and confer obligations with represented employees should take place immediately.
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