and Action on Draft
City Council Agenda for November 25, 2003.
All items approved for
placement on the agenda with the following changes:
SB 916: Increasing Bay
Area Bridge Tolls to Fund Transportation Improvements
SB 916 (Perata) on the March 2004 Ballot, which will increase Bay
Area Bridge Tolls to fund transportation improvements.
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
Councilmembers Worthington and Hawley to work together to
provide more detailed information.
following additional items were submitted for placement on the
Crisis Recovery Strategy
Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Wozniak, Maio, and Hawley
Recommendation: Adopt a budget crisis recovery
strategy, including: 1) prepare two final “cut lists” for if (a)
the ballot measure passes or (b) fails to pass; 2) institute a hard
hiring freeze; 3) place a moratorium on all new expenditures; 4)
instituting a “City Savings Award”; 5) aggressively pursue cost
recovery options from non-profit land owners; 6) review all city tax
and fee collection systems to find escaped taxes; 7) institute
immediate labor savings programs; 8) continue efforts to work with
employee unions to achieve labor cost savings; and 9) launch an
education campaign to inform residents about the budget crisis.
Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100; Gordon Wozniak, Council District
8, 981-7108; Linda Maio, Council District 1, 981-7101, Mim Hawley,
Council District 5, 981-7105
Approved for placement on the agenda.