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06/12/1968Roll Call MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL June 12, 1968 - 11:30 A.M. CITY HALL Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Staff I Present: J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, 1. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, reviewed for the City Council the changes and additions made to the budget during the past budget study sessions and brought the following additional items for Council consideration. (a) R. D. Miller requested that the Police Capital Outlay budget be increased by $600.00 in order to pay for the gasoline storage tank and pump at the new Police Facility which was not included in the plans prepared by the architect. The Council decided to include this item in the base contract. (b) The matter of media advertising previously approved by the City Council should be referred to the City Attorney for preparation of the necessary agreements. (c) The matter of the recommendation of the City Engineer for priority street work for 1968 was referred to the public hearing on the budget. (d) The matter of the request by the City Engineer for a new paint striper was referred to the public hearing on the budget. (e) Employment of the secretary for the City Clerk's Office, Marjorie Austin, effective July 1, 1968 was announced to the City Council. (f) R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, brought to the Council's attention a request of R. D. Young, Planning and.Building Department Director, on the availability of City block statistics during the 1970 census which will be conducted by the Federal Government. These statistics will give the City an opportunity to acquire detailed housing and population data by City block. The fee for this extra work would be.$1,400.00 and he recommends that this would be excellent information for use in the Planning Department. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the Planning Director was authorized to contract with the Federal Government for these statistics during the 1970 census. Motion carried. Councilman Gallagher voting no. (g) Communication from the EOC notifying the City Council that it was time to reappoint a representative from the City to sit on the Commission. The City Council again appointed Arthur F. Spring to be their representative. (h) The City Council then again continued their discussion with representatives of the CEA, P. Landell, President, and D. Sylvia, Vice President, regarding adequate salary increases for the City employees. - - P. Landell stated that, while the City employees appreciated the proposed salary adjustment in the 1968/69 budget, he stated he felt that the City employees were 1 still lagging behind employees in other Cities as San Luis Obispo is always one year behind in their salary survey. He stated this would be further aggrevated when the other Cities make their salary adjustment in July 1968. He stated he felt that an additional one and one half step increase to all classifications would-bring the City of San Luis Obispo employees in line with other employees of other agencies. Councilman Donald Q. Millerstated he-felt the City employees were lagging behind other Cities in salary. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, again explained the methods used by him in arriving at the recommended step increases for the City employees.