Yes, that’s right There will be a public hearing (for those folks who happen to be in the City in the middle of the summer), on the Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendation this Wednesday evening at 7:00 Room 211. Here’s the Report and their recommendations for those of you who want to testify at the hearing.

This just in from the Programs and Services Committee Chair, John Rice:  This is the first of several public hearings that will be held to discuss the Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendations.  There will be at least one additional public hearing scheduled in September. In addition, one recommendation made by the Blue Ribbon Commission, if approved by the City Council, would need to be approved by the end of this September to go into effect by January 2020 and if the BRC recommendation is approved after this September, any change in compensation would go into effect by January 2022. That is the reason why committee members wanted to start getting feedback in the summer and continue into the fall.