Atherton Council Last Minute Action Atherton, posted by Last Minute , a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:40 am
On November 28, 2012, the Atherton Council with a Widmer McKeithen Dobbie majority will meet for their final time. It’s a lame duck majority, likely to use the meeting to implement policy based on a town minority opinion. A resolution that fundamentally changes the way Atherton compensates Town workers will be considered. The resolution will also shut down non-essential services for a week.
Bothersome, is the last minute nature of this resolution. The Mayor will even attend by telephone to ensure sufficient votes.
This lame duck majority should heed to the will of the voters and allow this resolution to be considered after the Council’s newest elected representative is seated.
Posted by information, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm
It will be posted on the council agenda item on Friday on the town web site. You will see the shave and haircut they are giving town employees at that time. It will be voted on at Wednesday's council meeting.
Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm Peter Carpenter is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
Here is the proposed council action re furloughs:
5. WORK FURLOUGH: As a result of the Town’s fiscal condition, for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 and subsequent fiscal years until rescinded by the City Council, the work days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day shall be an unpaid furlough week for all non-essential personnel as determined by the City Manager. Essential personnel may include, but not be limited to Police, Public Works, and Administrative personnel required to meet the needs of the community as determined by the City Manager. Employees may use accrued vacation or personal holiday time during this period.