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File #: 2020-429    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-030 AMENDING THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN, RESOLUTION NO. 77-111, BY ADOPTING NEW JOB CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION FOR SANITATION PROGRAM AIDE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution 20-030 Sanitation Program Aide
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-030 AMENDING THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN, RESOLUTION NO. 77-111, BY ADOPTING NEW JOB CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION FOR SANITATION PROGRAM AIDE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 40059(a) (I), the City Council of the City of Carson has determined that the public health, safety, and welfare require that an exclusive franchise be awarded to a qualified solid waste enterprise for solid waste handling in residential, commercial, and industrial areas in the City.

On March 15, 2018, the City entered into a franchise agreement with Waste Resources Technologies, Inc. ("WRT") to be the City's solid waste hauler and operate the required recycling programs in Carson. Recent legislation, such as Assembly Bill 341 ("AB 341"), as implemented by Cal Recycle, place a significant responsibility on counties and cities, even more than other governmental entities, for meeting these requirements, relying on extremely prescriptive requirements and excessive inspection and monitory reporting to mandate that counties and cities impose steep penalties on residents and businesses if they do not comply with the recycling statutes. This approach requires cities to become inspectors of the solid waste and recycling streams in their communities.

Included in the Annual Inspection Fees of the WRT agreement were three positions. The City Council approved the Sanitation Officer job spec on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Staff will hire two Sanitation Officers. Staff is presenting the second job spec to The City Council as a status update on the most recent proposal to AFSCME Local 809 of the Sanitation Program Aide role to address the monitoring and enforce antidumping and anti-scavenging regulations.

There have been a number of Meet and Confers, as documented in the section titled Background. The parties are still negotiating the most...

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