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The City Council Should Oppose AB1250

Uploaded: May 2, 2017
I agree with former councilmember Lee DuBoc, who distributed an email outlining the risks of this behind the scenes, but impactful, folly.

Our Menlo Park City Council will deliberate whether to support a financial power grab that eliminates local council control over outsourcing incidental and specialized tasks to outside services. This eliminates our flexibility solve some staffing requirements without the city inheriting long-term pension obligations. The League of California Cities actively opposes AB 1250 – and so should we - and so should our city council.

This is micromanaging and yanking control at the same time. The purpose of the AB 1250 is to increase union membership in outside services. It’s about the unions getting membership fees. It will add additional long term pension and entitlement burdens. It wall add to management costs.

It’s fixing something that isn’t broken, which usually has unintended consequences.
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Posted by Stats, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks,
on May 3, 2017 at 1:30 am

Agreed - forcing cities to employ full-time city employees for all situations, rather than outsourcing non-core functions is ridiculous and expensive.


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