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Friday, February 11, 2011

Yes, Councilmembers and other electeds should pay full share of pension

While this is the first year that any elected in Long Beach has paid toward the pension system, a reporter just asked if I thought we should pay the entire "employee share" instead of 1.8% that is being deducted.

"Of course we should," is my reply. And while we are at it, so should the City Attorney, City Prosecutor and City Auditor and the Mayor.

If this is the direction we are asking the employees to go, then we should be leading the march.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Transparency in Collective Bargaining

Readers: as you know I have proposed a charter amendment to require the City Council to let the public know in advance of the when bargaining with employee groups is taking place and to provide a copy of the proposed agreements before the City Council takes a vote on them.

Because we do not have that requirement right now, I am going ahead and posting the proposed agreements with several of our bargaining groups: Confidential and Management; and City Attorneys and Prosecutors. These contracts will be on the Council agenda for a vote by the full City Council.
Confidential and Management Employees
City Attorneys and Prosecutors Contracts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Government Documents Hot Off the Press

Check these latest government documents on issues impacting Long Beach and the 5th Council District:

What Long Beach did in 2010

Streets Repaired in 5th District

What Gov Brown's Budget Will Do to Long Beach

Environmental Report on Boeing

Monday, February 7, 2011

Community Briefing on Proposed Eastside Police Station at Schroeder Army Reserve Center

Come and hear the latest update on the proposed transfer of the Schroeder Army Reserve Center to the City of Long Beach for use as an Eastside Police Station. The site is located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Willow Street.
 February 16, 2011
6:30 pm
LB Water Treatment Plant
2950 Redondo Avenue (off Spring)

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
Chief of Police, Jim McDonnell
City Manager, Pat West

For more information:
Office of Councilwoman Schipske
562 570-6932

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