Government & Business Relations Committee October 27, 2009
Roll call present are
Charlotte Laws, Vic Viereck, Carlos Ferreyra, Monte Mazo and Peer Ghent.
No public comment.
1. Discussion about city
workers and electeds receiving more than one pension. Committee referred it to
LANCC and Valley Alliance for their input.
2. Mou between NCs and Rec
& Parks and Quimby funds. Idea to invite someone from Park and Recs
Commission to next Committee meeting. Report at next General Council meeting
that we are investigating putting together an MOU for citywide use. Committee
will invite Mickey Jannol to come to our next meeting to discuss Quimby Funds
that are available.
3. Increase in appeal fees.
Committee deferred this issue to the Land Use Committee, who have it on their
agenda for the same day.
4. Motion: The GVGC
supports Grieg Smiths motion (council file number 09-1222-S1) and suggests
elections be vote-by-mail only when involving special elections held to fill
vacancies that are not city-wide and that do not involve other issues on the
Motion made by Carlos,
5. Discussion about a rate
payer advocate. Committee advises that an unpaid rate payer advocate commission
be established with one commissioner chosen per planning area. The Neighborhood
Councils would vote to support two candidates per planning district and the
mayor would then select one of the two to fill that seat.
Possibly commissioners could
be paid a per diem rate.
6. Monte and Carlos will
survey billboards in Valley Glen and come to the next committee meeting with a
list / report. Then committee will ask city if they are legal.
Agenda item suggestion for
next meeting candidate cannot run for office until they have resigned from
any current office he or she holds.
Suggestion that the next
meeting be a dinner meeting at Numero Uno at 6:30 pm.
Agenda item suggestion -
hiring additional people to monitor and enforce with regards to signage.
Agenda item suggestion
criminal charges to hire a day laborer and not pay him / her.
Agenda item suggestion future city employees to pay higher co-pay on medical.