The San Francisco Accountants and Auditors chapter represents Accountants and Auditors employed by CCSF. Collectively, they are responsible for monitoring and managing the city’s fiscal resources, and generate much needed revenue for the City.
During the January 3rd, 2012, A/A Chapter's regular monthly membership meeting, an early 2012 Holiday Planning Committee was suggested and approved by the members. Luis Adona, of the SF Port Commission and currently, one of the A/A Chapter Officers, was appointed as the Chairman of the Holiday Planning Committee. If you are interested in joining the Holliday Committee to assist with the planning of the next Chapter holiday party please email Luis at Luis.firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 12, the Health Service Board approved increases in member co-pays for the six-month benefits period, July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve these changes on February 1, 2012 at the Budget Committee meeting. Supervisor Carmen Chu, Chair of Budget Committee, articulated reasons for the 6-month change.
February 1 marked the end of redevelopment for 400 cities and counties in California. The transition for employees represented by Local 21 has been smoother in some places than in others. Here is a brief run down:
San Leandro & Hayward
San Leandro is still determining next steps following the dissolution of Redevelopment. The Union is meeting and conferring with Hayward administrators over the impact of layoffs and bumping.
Save Jobs, Affordable Housing and Economic Development
As you may know, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the measure to abolish redevelopment was legal and that the bill allowing redevelopment programs to continue in exchange for shifting millions of dollars to the state was unconstitutional. Worse, they ruled that redevelopment agencies should wind down their activities by February 1, just days from now.
Last April, the City and Unions broke new ground when they launched a citywide labor-management committee, charged with recommending improvements to current city practices of outsourcing work through Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) and Job Order Contracts (JOCs)/ Construction Maintenance Agreements.
Local 21 members’ activism played a direct role in San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approving Proposition C, the labor-backed retirement measure, by 69%. Prop. C, also known as the “consensus measure,” saves $1.3 billion for the City over the next decade, and will strengthen our pension plan, minimize layoffs, and protect services.
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