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File #: 20-741    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 8/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Action on a Written Petition submitted by Mayor Gillmor requesting to Review and Update the City's Worker Retention Ordinance for Santa Clara Workers [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]
Attachments: 1. Policy and Procedure 030 - Adding an Item on the Agenda, 2. Written Petition (email) dated July 28, 2020 from Mayor Gillmor, 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 4. eComments
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SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Written Petition submitted by Mayor Gillmor requesting to Review and Update the City's Worker Retention Ordinance for Santa Clara Workers [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]

Report
BACKGROUND
Council Policy 030 - Adding an Item on the Agenda (Attachment 1) sets forth the procedure for written petitions. Any member of the public may submit a written request raising any issue or item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council. Per the policy, the written request will be submitted on the agenda, in the form substantially provided by the requestor, without any staff analysis, including fiscal review, legal review and policy review. If a simple majority of the City Council supports further study of the request, then a full staff analysis shall be prepared within thirty (30) days, unless otherwise directed by the City Council.

DISCUSSION
The City Clerk's Office has received a Written Petition (email) for Council consideration from Mayor Gillmor dated July 28, 2020 (Attachment 2) requesting to review and update the City's Worker Retention Ordinance for City of Santa Clara Workers. Mayor Gillmor is requesting to include recall provisions that would require employers to recall qualified, laid-off employees in an effort to help protect workers (e.g., hotel workers) who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact associated with considering the request to be placed on a future agenda except for staff time.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) in that it is a fiscal activity that does not involve commitment to a specific project which may result in potential significant impact on the environment.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's o...

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