Auburn City Council to discuss more transparency in labor negotiations

Proposal would require public review of agreements, fiscal impact
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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The Auburn City Council will begin reviewing a proposal to provide more transparency into its labor negotiations with city employees when it meets Monday.

The policy, as proposed, would require at least two weeks for the public to review a fiscal impact analysis of an agreed upon labor contract before it is approved by the council. The fiscal analysis would contain both one-year and five-year projections.

The council will vote on a motion to direct staff to report back on the potential effects of such a policy.

Another issue it will be addressing with a public hearing is an amendment to a city ordinance limiting liability.

Also before the council will be the second reading of an ordinance on mobile food vendors on private property that would take effect 30 days after it is adopted. Second readings are usually routine in nature.

The ordinance will ban food trucks from Old Town and Downtown Auburn.


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