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by Jesse, Menlo Park: The Willows,
on Dec 11, 2013
So somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but did I hear city attorney Bill McClure say last night that Council had to approve the AFSCME contract? He seemed to be saying that the union could sue the City for negotiating in bad faith if the council rejected the proposed contract. Well, if that's the case, why bother releasing the contract two weeks early for public review if the comments from the public don't matter, and Council isn't going to revise the contract? Why have a public hearing if it's a done deal? Does the Brown Act allow council to give final approval to a contract in executive session?