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All in a city currently challenged by its considerable debt, which is at the heart of the problem. As it is with the Library, the past City Councils that created Sierra Madre's crushing water bond and CalPERS exposure continue to do a lot of damage to some of this city's most beloved institutions.
This topic has apparently been agendized for a City Council meeting next month, so it is time to start getting ready. It could get wild. With all of that said, an interesting conversation broke out last week in the comments to that post last week, and I thought I should repost it here today.
Mod: As we have all seen in previous negotiations of this kind, especially with the SMPD, the emphasis by the employee association was always on the services provided and how essential it is that they continue, and not about the money. But if it is not about the money, then what is it really about?
Why would City Hall be talking about contracting out for these services if it wasn't about the potential for savings?