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Police to negotiate with the City through “Meet and Confer”

May 12, 2014

One of the legacies for which the city may thank me someday, is Meet and Confer.

I’ve been very vocal about how much I hate Civil Service and more so the punks who hide behind the special treatment provisions while the rest of the city employees get the shaft.   I’ll try not to get off on that right now lest this turn into a giant 19 page post as has happened in the past.

For now, I’ll merely point out that under Civil Service with Meet and Confer, any options agreed to by the parties trumps the standards as laid out in Civil Service.  Much good could be done with this.

I might also point out that it is the Police who are negotiating, not the Fire Department.  Each may negotiate separately.

The meeting times are:

Wednesday, May 14, 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday, May 28, 2-4pm

Wednesday, July 2, 2-4pm

Wednesday, July 16, 2-4pm

Nothing is binding in this agreement until 1.  The city council authorizes the final deal and 2. The police officers who are members of the Police Officer’s Association have approved the arrangements.

It may come to nothing, but I think having it as an option is a great idea.  Of course a better idea would be to throw Civil Service out like the bucket of excrement that it is, but that may be coming.

Here’s the posting for the meeting.  I called the City Secretary on Friday to find out if the meeting was open to the public, but she’s not gotten back to me yet.

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