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File #: 2019-0467    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2019 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/13/2019
Enactment date: 11/13/2019 Enactment #: 19013
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to council involvement with collective bargaining agreements; amending Ordinance 11683, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.015, Ordinance 11683, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.045, Ordinance 11683, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.085, Ordinance 10631, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.015, Ordinance 11480, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.025, Ordinance 8658, Section 1, and K.C.C. 3.16.040, Ordinance 12014, Section 55, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.050, Ordinance 14287, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.055 and repealing Ordinance 10631, Section 1, and K.C.C. 3.16.005; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Agreement, Collective Bargaining, Council
Code sections: 1.24.015 - , 1.24.045 - , 1.24.085 - , 3.16.012 - ., 3.16.015 - , 3.16.020 - , 3.16.025 - , 3.16.040 - ., 3.16.050 - , 3.16.055 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19013
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to council involvement with collective bargaining agreements; amending Ordinance 11683, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.015, Ordinance 11683, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.045, Ordinance 11683, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.085, Ordinance 10631, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.015, Ordinance 11480, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.025, Ordinance 8658, Section 1, and K.C.C. 3.16.040, Ordinance 12014, Section 55, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.050, Ordinance 14287, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.16.055 and repealing Ordinance 10631, Section 1, and K.C.C. 3.16.005; and declaring an emergency.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. King County's most-valuable asset is its employees.
B. One of the major responsibilities of management is to negotiate timely collective bargaining agreements with the county's employees. C. Over the years, the approval process by all parties to the agreements has become lengthened.
D. The ratification and approval process now stands as a hindrance to timeline implementation of collective bargaining agreements.
E. Because the council is modifying its rules and procedures to handle collective bargaining agreements more expeditiously and making changes to its organizational motion, effective today, this ordinance needs to take immediate affect as to allow efficient administration of the council's work in the support of county government and its existing public institutions.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 11683, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.015 are hereby amended to read as follows:
Rule 2: Powers and duties of the chair. The chair of the council has the following powers and duties:
A. The chair shall:
1. Call the council to order at the hour appointed for meeting and, if a quorum is present, shall cause the minutes of the previous meeting to be approved;
2. Proceed with the order of business; and
3. Adjourn ...

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