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Menlo Park to hold study session on binding arbitration

Original post made on Sep 3, 2013

The fight to end binding arbitration in Menlo Park is not over. While the City Council voted 4-1 to approve a new contract with the Police Sergeants Association that makes only slight changes to the binding arbitration process for misconduct, the council also agreed to hold a study session to look at alternative ways of handling disciplinary appeals.

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Posted by reno 911, a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Sandy, the new process allows the city or union to select an arbitrator from a pool of retired judges visiting from any county, not just San Mateo, you should watch the video once more. The next arbitrator could very well be a retired judge visiting from Reno.

Posted by Misinformation, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 4, 2013 at 6:13 am

City Attorney Bill McClure read the language of the contract during the meeting and indicated it only allows for a retired judge from San Mateo County Superior Court.

Posted by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

The contract specifies that it is a retired judge from San Mateo County. The council asked Mr. McClure to clarify that during the meeting.


Posted by information, a resident of another community
on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

A retired judge from San Mateo County Superior Court is not the same as a retired San Mateo County judge.