Editorial: Toward less secrecy | March 2, 2018 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Spectrum - March 2, 2018

Editorial: Toward less secrecy

Proposal to open up labor negotiations is a welcome and overdue reform

Year after year, city councils and school boards go into closed session to guide their labor negotiators as they secretly negotiate new contracts with local union bargaining units.

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8 people like this
Posted by ReformTheSystem
a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

ReformTheSystem is a registered user.

This is the best news I've heard since Costa Mesa adopted COIN (Civic Openness in Negotiations) a few years ago. This is a huge step in throwing some light on what has, until now, been decided behind closed doors - leaving the taxpayers to foot the bill.
Kudos to the Palo Alto City Council! You are heroes!
Jody Morales, Founder
Citizens for Sustainable Pension Plans


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