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Posted on: January 10, 2019

City Council to consider comprehensive study from LA County Fire

 City Council to consider comprehensive ?study from LA County Fire

The following is a preview of the January 15 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here. The City Council will meet at City Hall in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.

San Gabriel Fire seeks $18,000 for comprehensive study from LA County Fire

As part of the City Council’s interest in evaluating Los Angeles County Fire as a possible option for fire services, City staff recommends that the City move forward with a comprehensive report that will detail costs associated with contracting fire services to the county.

It’s important to note that this study does not bind the City into an agreement with the county. Staff is prepared to present the results of the study at a future meeting.

The cost of the study is $18,000 and would come from the San Gabriel Fire Department’s budget.

Asian Arts Talents Foundation requests fee waiver for Playhouse rental

The Asian Arts Talent Foundation is planning a cultural performance at the Mission Playhouse to promote Asian arts and culture through dance on June 22. Open to the general public, the performance will not be selling tickets or charging an entrance fee.

In accordance with existing policy, the City Council may waive the theater fee if an event is of widespread community interest and benefit. This fee waiver – which would cost $3,630.00 – would come from the City’s annual rental subsidy account, which currently is budgeted for $44,530.

The City Council is recommended to approve this subsidy request from the Asian Arts Talents Foundation.

City Council recommended to amend tolling agreement with the San Gabriel Firefighters’ Association 

At the moment, the San Gabriel Firefighters’ Association has an agreement with the City that allows them to preserve the affected firefighter employees’ wage-and-hour claims while both parties work towards a resolution.

This agreement stems from Flores v. City of San Gabriel, which determined that medical cash-in-lieu payments should be factored into the rate of pay which is used to calculate overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As a result of the case, the City has corrected its payroll and is in the final stages of calculating damages and attorneys’ fees owed in the case.

Other City employees who are members of the Firefighter’ Association also received the medical cash-in-lieu payments and have potential claims for uncompensated overtime under the same theory as Flores. This tolling agreement would preserve the statute of limitations for the affected firefighter employees’ claims.

Staff is recommending that the City Council approve the amended agreement with the City and the San Gabriel Firefighters’ Association.

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