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City HMB Covid and Budget Study Sessions, Workforce Reductions, Commercial Tenant Protections
May 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium
Consider adoption by a 4/5 vote of an Urgency Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Tenant Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent for Tenants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic through May 31, 2020, unless extended or replaced by the City Council
City Manager takes 10% furlough pay cut and Workforce Reduction Plan
By motion, approve Amendment No. 2 to the City Manager Employment Agreement with Bob Nisbet, effective May 1, 2020, to adjust the annual salary from $236,500 to $215,000 reflecting a 10 percent salary reduction/furlough in light of financial and budgetary challenges resulting from COVID-19.
As a result of these fiscal and budgetary challenges, the Executive Management Group agreed to reduce executive salaries by 10 percent, effective May 1, 2020, which is equivalent to a schedule reduction from 40 hours per week to 36 hours per week.
Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends the City Council: 1) adopt a resolution to reduce the City’s workforce by six (6) positions in accordance with current Memorandums of Understanding / Personnel Rules; and 2) receive updates from the City Negotiator on meet and confer meetings with the City’s labor groups – International Association of Engineers, Local 39; the Represented Management Team (RMT); and Unrepresented Executive Employees, to provide concessions to assist the City in the unprecedented fiscal situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic impacts.
The New Now ~ Virtual Remote Public Agency Meetings
- streamed live on Channel 27
- the City’s website online (via Granicus)
- and on Facebook Live
- one in English (City of Half Moon Bay FB Page)
- one in Spanish (City of Half Moon Bay Recreation FB Page)
- Recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCTV)