City Council approves motion supporting Piqui’s Resolution

The following is a wrap-up of the September 4 City Council meeting. You may read the full agenda here.

With the goal of making child safety a priority in the California State Legislature, the City Council unanimously approved a motion supporting Piqui’s Resolution (otherwise known as House Resolution 113). Piqui’s Resolution aims to make all court-related professionals trauma-informed and trained in recognizing, evaluating and understanding evidence surrounding domestic violence and child abuse.

With this decision, the City Council will be drafting a letter to the bill’s authors in support of Piqui’s Resolution.

San Gabriel Police renews Inter-Con Security contract

With a 3-2 vote, with Mayor Harrington and Councilmember Costanzo voting against the motion, the City Council approved the police department’s request to enter into an agreement with Inter-Con Security that does not exceed $239,339.68 for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.

As a bit of background, Inter-Con Security Systems handles parking enforcement services for the City, and the previous agreement had expired on June 30 of this year.

City Council approves employment agreement with Fire Chief Derrick Doehler

With Chief Doehler retiring after more than 20 years with the City, the City Council has unanimously approved an employment agreement that will keep the Fire Chief employed while a search for a successor is underway.

Under California laws that govern the public sector, a retiree may not be employed by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (or CalPERS) for more than 960 hours in a fiscal year, with a salary that does not exceed a regular employee in the same capacity.

Finally, the following items were approved unanimously: