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File #: 17-0435   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/11/2017
Title: City Council Consideration of Authorized Signatories on Behalf of the City Council to a Letter in Response to the Recent Communication by Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) Presented to City Council on March 28, 2017
Attachments: 1. SEA Myths and Facts dated March 28, 2017, 2. Draft Letter
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
City Council Consideration of Authorized Signatories on Behalf of the City Council to a Letter in Response to the Recent Communication by Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) Presented to City Council on March 28, 2017

Report
BACKGROUND
SEA representatives attended a City Council meeting on March 28, 2017 to provide public comments and present the City Council with a document titled "Myth and Facts About City's Final Brief to Factfinder" (See Attachment 1). The City Council has remained silent and has appropriately used the labor negotiations team to represent our position while conducting the negotiations process. Based on the current conditions of labor negotiations, I am presenting the City Council with the attached letter (See Attachment 2) to consider in response to the document that Sunnyvale Employees Association presented to City Council.

EXISTING POLICY
N/A

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" with the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378 (a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

DISCUSSION
This item is placed on a public hearing agenda to allow a discussion among Councilmembers regarding a response to the document presented to City Council by SEA. The City Council is limited to discussing the contents of the letter and is advised to use caution in statements, questions, etc. to not raise concerns about direct bargaining.

ALTERNATIVES
1. Authorize individual Councilmembers to sign a letter on behalf of the City Council responding to the Sunnyvale Employee Association Handout presented to City Council on March 28, 2017.
2. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter on behalf of the City Council responding to the Sunnyvale Employee Association Handout presented to City Council on March 28, 2017.
3. Authorize individual Councilmembers to sign a letter on behalf of the City Council responding to the Sunnyvale Employee Association Handout presented to City Council on March 28, 2017, with modifications to the letter.
4. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter on behalf of the City Council responding to the Sunnyvale Employee Association Handout presented to City Council on March 28, 2017, with modifications to the letter.
5. Take no action.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
Staff makes no recommendation.


Submitted by: Mayor Glenn Hendricks

ATTACHMENTS
1. SEA Myths and Facts dated March 28, 2017
2. Draft Letter