Judging by the flood of emails protesting the amount of time off in the proposed two-year contract for the 35 city employees represented by the American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union, tonight's (Nov. 15) meeting of the Menlo Park City Council could see some spirited public engagement.
The council is expected to vote on the contract tonight. The contract doesn't increase paid time off, but drew fire for how much employees currently get, with a minimum seven weeks.
The contract institutes a two-tier pension structure for new hires, freezes pay, a cap on city contributions to health plans, and increased pension contributions by employees.
The regular meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. The council will convene an hour earlier for a closed session to discuss selling land on Terminal Avenue to Beechwood School .
Click here to review the staff report on the union contract.