By Stuart Soffer
The City Council Should Oppose AB1250Uploaded: 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.