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Record No: Res 31930    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/10/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming the City's good faith intent to consider raising in the collective bargaining process for the Seattle Police Officer's Guild (SPOG) 2021 contract renewal police accountability proposals that have been identified by the public and the City's police oversight agencies.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - CPCs Recommendations Concerning City of Seattle’s Labor Negotiations with SPOG and SPMA, 2. Att 2 - Upcoming Contract Negotiations with SPOG, 3. Att 3 - OIG feedback regarding SPOG contract negotiations with the City
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendments 1 - 4 (added; 1/28/19)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION affirming the City's good faith intent to consider raising in the collective bargaining process for the Seattle Police Officer's Guild (SPOG) 2021 contract renewal police accountability proposals that have been identified by the public and the City's police oversight agencies.
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WHEREAS, the mission of the Seattle Police Department is to prevent crime, enforce the law, and support quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional and dependable police services; and
WHEREAS, public confidence in the fairness and integrity of the Seattle Police Department and its policing practices is a necessary component of effective policing; and
WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the sacrifice and contributions of Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) members, who strive to ensure the City achieves its public safety goals while being strong partners in ongoing efforts to implement lasting policing reforms and accountability structures, critical to ensuring the security of Seattle communities but especially those that have been disproportionately impacted by unconstitutional policing; and
WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the right of SPOG and all public employee unions to collectively bargain for wages, hours, and working conditions in the best interest of their members; and
WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between The City of Seattle and the SPOG will expire on December 31, 2020 and the parties will begin negotiating a new contract as soon as March 2020; and
WHEREAS, the City respects the collective bargaining process and will negotiate and bargain a new CBA in good faith with the SPOG and respect the confidentiality of the process as required by Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) subsection 4.04.120.E; and
WHEREAS, SMC subsection 4.04.120.F requires the Council's Labor Policy and Public Safety, Human Services and Education committees or the successor committees to hold a public ...

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