Last night as well as this morning I spoke to FF and he advised the Hollywood Police Ordinance has been finally drafted by the City attorney and is being reviewed by outside labor consul Paul Ryder. Paul will also be drafting the backdrop election form.
FF will put the Pension ordinance on the agenda for Wednesday, 7/3/13 for first reading, This is similar to the process City staff used with fire to insure a majority vote from the commission to codify the ordinance. This ordinance requires two readings. In addition FF indicated if the impact study, created by Jose Fernandez, the Hollywood Police Pension Board actuary is not completed the cities labor attorney, Paul Ryder,will recommend pulling the item from the agenda. Dave Williams , the pension administrator has communicated to Jose the importance of having the impact statement before Wednesday. An impact statement is a document drafted by an actuary to identify the costs or savings to a pension plan as a result modifications made to the plan.
The proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement was never intended to be put on the 7/3/13 agenda until the commission affirms the pension ordinance with a super majority vote (5/7).
The CBA ( wages, steps, longevity) will be voted on by the commission as a resolution which only requires a vote at one commission meeting. According to the City this will not occur until after the first reading of the pension ordinance. This is the same voting strategy used with fire.
I have been assured this will be resolved PRIOR the commission recess.
In closing I wanted to advise you all how attentive and responsive FF has been during this process.