City Council Meeting Tonight

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Tonight is the City of Rialto’s Council Meeting. Below I have highlighted some of the items that will be on the Agenda Tonight.

We have 3 proclomations ranging from Public Safety to Earth Day.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

Proclamation – National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Proclamation – Jazz Appreciation Month.

Proclamation – Earth Day.

This is on the Consent Calendar under Miscellaneous:

D.3 is spending another $5 Thousand to use full time referees verses part time referees becuase of a shortage of the part time staff. With unemployment still at all time highs why are we finding it hard to pay part time refs? Are we looking at all or are we simply taking the easy way out? www.facebook.com/InlandEmpireJobSeekers has about 10 job fairs listed in the Inland Empire I’m sure Rialto can find some part time refs there.

D.3

Request City Council to increase KCALS Officials Purchase Order 2013-0212

amount from $14,900.00 to $20,400.00 for KCALS Officials.

Looks like we will see some more work on how Elected Officals are paid for travel that always sounds good.

D.8

Request City Council to adopt Resolution No. 6247 revising Policy on

Reimbursement of Expenses of Elected Officials.

Now onto the Tab Items:

Rialto Fire

Tab 2 is a Grant that will allow us better staffing within our Fire Department. I am extremly happy with the Public Safety effort in Rialto to protect us while finding other sources of paying for that safety.

TAB 2

Request City Council to adopt Resolution No. 6240, 6241, and 6242,

Ratifying Acceptance of the FY 2012 Staffing for Adequate Fire and

Emergency Response (S.A.F.E. R.) grant from the Department of Homeland

Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the

amount of $2,856,816.

http://www.ci.rialto.ca.us/documents/downloads/Regulare_Meeting_Agenda_4-9-2013.pdf

I think its vital that we show up to every single council meeting we possibly can. I have been MIA for the last 2 months but I try to watch them at home or on the internet. We must watch what is said and done becuase in the end we are the ones paying for the councils desicions.

in&out

One thing that I saw last meeting (via the Web) was how grossly we under estimated the costs of the In & Out Project. That project is now going to cost the city another $$600K+ because they under estimated the cost of the freeway sign and forgot to add in the cost of the Rod Iron Fence and Under Water Catch Basin for the project.

I want an In & Out but not at the cost of the taxpayers. I wish the city would have went to the leaders at the City of Highland Ca and learned how to build a In & Out without draining tax dollars.

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