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File #: 2009-0396    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2009 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 7/26/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16900
Title: AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend Section 890 of the King County Charter and to add a new Section 897 of the King County Charter, to designate the county sheriff as the county's bargaining agent on all department of public safety issues except for compensation and benefits; submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at the November 2010 general election; and requiring the executive and the sheriff to submit a joint proposal to the council for legislation to facilitate implementation of the charter amendment if it is approved by the voters.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert, Bob Ferguson
Indexes: Charter, Sheriff
Attachments: 1. 16900.pdf, 2. 2009-0396 & 2010-0329 Staff report 2010-06-02 with attachments, 3. Amendment Package 7-26-10.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 07/27/2010
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AN ORDINANCE proposing to amend Section 890 of the King County Charter and to add a new Section 897 of the King County Charter, to designate the county sheriff as the county's bargaining agent on all department of public safety issues except for compensation and benefits; submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at the November 2010 general election; and requiring the executive and the sheriff to submit a joint proposal to the council for legislation to facilitate implementation of the charter amendment if it is approved by the voters.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Section 890 of the King County Charter specifies the county executive as the bargaining agent of the county. The county executive has authority over collective bargaining for department of public safety and other departments on all issues, including contract terms related to wages, hours, benefits and working conditions.
B. The county sheriff, a separately elected official, currently has input, but no authority to bargain contract provisions with represented employees of the department of public safety.
SECTION 2. There shall be submitted to the qualified voters of King County for their approval and ratification or rejection, at the next general election to be held in this county occurring more than forty-five days after the enactment of this ordinance, an amendment to Section 890 of the King County Charter and the addition of a new Section 897 to the King County Charter, as set forth herein:
Section 890. Employee Representation.
The county council may enact an ordinance providing for collective bargaining by the county with county employees covered by the personnel system. If an ordinance providing for collective bargaining is enacted, it shall not be subject to the veto power of the county executive; and, except with respect to bargaining by the county with employees ...

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