MARCH 15, 2005 SENATE BILL 274 (ROMERO) MARCH 15, 2005 SENATE BILL 274 (ROMERO)

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: MARCH 15, 2005

SUBJECT: SENATE BILL 274 (ROMERO)

RECOMMENDATION

Consider taking a position on Senate Bill 274.

BACKGROUND

Councilman Long has asked that the City Council take a position in opposition to Senate Bill 274. The text of the bill is attached.

DISCUSSION

The legislative analyst described the effect of the Romero bill in the following summary:
 
"This bill would, except as specified, provide that service on a local appointed or elected governmental board, commission, committee, or other body shall be deemed to be inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to the duties of service on another local elected or appointed governmental board, commission, committee, or other body, if either of the bodies may audit, overrule, remove members of, dismiss employees of, or exercise supervisory powers over the other in any circumstance. It would require an elected or appointed member of one of 2 local governmental bodies in the above-described relation to resign prior to seeking election or appointment, or prior to accepting election or appointment, to the 2nd. . . " 

Respectfully submitted:

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachment: Senate Bill No. 274