On the City Council’s agenda this week, one of two meetings before the General Election where the new Turlock Mayor and two City Council members will be decided, a number of long-term, fiscally impactful items will be discussed and voted on.
Put forward by City Manager Roy Wasden, who also has a $212,424 annual contract up for renewal with the City set to be voted on during the meeting, is a series of memorandums of understandings (MOU), essentially contracts up for amendment and renewal, between certain City employees and the City.
The recommended actions, per Wasden, are to rescind a series of resolutions, previously adopted rules, and instead, adopt new MOUs between the City and Turlock Associated Police Officers (TAPO), Turlock City Employees Association (TCEA), Turlock Management Association – Public Safety (TMAPS), that would extend through 2017, and Turlock Firefighters Local #2434, that would extend through 2019.
TAPO has already voted to reject the contract proposed from the City of Turlock. Wasden had given the members of the police union a raise on their last paycheck, as he believed they would accept the contract.
Additional recommended actions on the table per Wasden are resolutions to adopt new Schedules of Benefits extending through 2017 for both Confidential and Management employees of the City.
There is a resolution to rescind certain employee benefits passed in 2007 which pay the value of Employer Paid Member Contributions (EPMC) to CALPERS, which administers health and retirement benefits on behalf of many public agencies, between the City of Turlock and Turlock Firefighter Local #2434 and Fire Management Safety Members of the City.
During the meeting, many impactful financial decisions with long-term implications will be made that will affect not only the incoming Mayor, City Council and City employees, but more importantly, the community.
The meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, in the Yosemite Room, at 156 S. Broadway.