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06/20/1974Pledge Roll Call a1 City Staff 1 r MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA JUNE 20, 1974 - 12:15 P.M. CONFERENCE ROOM, CITY HALL PRESENT: John C. Brown, Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris and Mayor Kenneth E. Schwartz ABSENT: None PRESENT: J.H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer; A.J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney; E.L. Rodgers, Police Chief 1. The Citv Council continued their review of the 1974/75 budget, which has been under di.scussion and study by the City Council for the past several weeks. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, suggested that the City Council authorize a cost -of- living increase of 8.6 percent to the City Police Department until a memorandum of agreement was signed on behalf of the Police Officers' Associ- ation. He made this recommendation realizing that the Police Officers' Association were still meetine and conferrina on a wage and fringe benefit package, but he felt that in view of the cost of living that the families of the officers should not suffer and should receive some adjustment for the cost of li�iing. He felt if a further increase was'negotiated, then the budgets could be adjusted at that time. On motion of Counci•Iman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham that the City Council authorize an 8.6 percent cost -of- living increase effective July 1, 1974 to the sworn members of the Police Department with further increase in benefits to be considered after signing of a memorandum of agreement by the Police Officers' Association. Motion carried. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, briefly reviewed the status of the proposed animal control program which was being proposed to be operated by the County of San Luis Obispo, but it had not been submitted for consideration to the cities in detail. Generally, it was a program to be operated by the County with County personnel with some cooperation with Wood's Animal Shelter using their facility on Edna Road. The matter of the animal control was continued until more informa- tion was received from the County. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, then reviewed for the City Council the various budget items still not resolved by the City Council in their study sessions. Councilman Norris stated that he was opposed to some of the budgeted items in the Whale Roca: Budget where funds were set aside for legal fees and for patrolling and for the control of fishing at the reservoir. He felt that if these legal and patrolling fees would be used toimplement a fishing program, then the money would be well spent as a program of this type was promised to the people when the dam was built by the City and the State agencies. Mavor Schwartz stated he felt that the funds in the Whale Rock Budget were not there to prevent fishing, but were to protect the purity of the water for the City of San Luis Obispo and their partners, the Men's Colony and Cal Poly, so that no one could pollute the water by trespassing on the property. He further stated that the City Council and the Whale Rock Commission had authorized a City Council Minutes June 20, 1974 Page 2 fishing program at Whale Rock Dam subject to: 1. Protection of the purity of the water, and 2. No additional cost being assumed by the water users or by the owners of the project. Councilman Gurnee stated that he agreed with the Mayor's statement and further expanded that he did not feel that the City water users and tax payers should ' pay for recreation on a potentially regional recreation fishing program at Whale Rock Reservoir. He felt this was a responsibility of the County and not of the City. The City Council again discussed the hiring of an additional attorney as an Assistant to Mr. Shaw, but that it was the consensus that no Deputy Attorney be hired at this time. The City Attorney was authorized to retain private associate counsel whenever he felt it was necessary to move along with City programs. Further, the City Administrative Officer was asked that in the remodeling of the City Hall that additional space be planned and allocated for additions to the legal staff. The Citv Council then reviewed the City Pay Plan and adjustments to be made on July 1, 1974 for inclusion in the 74/75 City Budget adjustments brought about through the meet- and - confer process and with the memorandums of under- standing 'presently signed with two of the employee organizations. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, also reviewed for the City Council his proposal for executive salaries for the department heads and sub - department heads in the various City operations. On motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Brown that the City Council accept the Administrative Officer's recommendations for executive salaries for the department heads and sub - department heads, with an extra half step for the Assistant Director of Park and Recreation, and that they also be effective July 1, 1974. 2. The City Council then adjourned to Executive Session with no staff members present. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Graham the meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Monday, June 24, 1974. Motion carried. APPROVED: August 5, 1974 Ui- F TZPATRICK, CITY CLERK 1 1