BY COUNCILOR NESS:
The city council finds:
(a) The task force created by resolutions 05-0460 and 05-0523 completed its work and fulfilled its obligations under the enabling resolution; and
(b) The council, the city administration, and the public have interest in the implementation of the task force recommendations and in the developments that affect that implementation; and
(c) It is in the best interests of the city to make use of available assistance in dealing with the problem of rising cost of retiree health care.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council requests that the task force created by resolutions 05-0460 and 05-0523 reconvene for a term ending when the city council determines that no further work is warranted, or upon completion of implementation of its recommendations, to do the following:
(a) Meet with appropriate city officials to discuss the progress of implementing the task force recommendations;
(b) Review its report and recommendations, receive appropriate input from the administration, and other sources, and make any amendments, additions or corrections it determines are appropriate;
(c) Make a written report of its activities and recommendations to the council on or before June 30, 2006, and on a quarterly basis thereafter.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the council requests that the administration cooperate fully with the task force, furnish to it all requested information and make available to it appropriate staff to discuss the matter, all so that the task force can perform its duties.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the council renews its commitment to the goal of fully implementing the task force recommendations by December 31, 2006.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution recalls the retiree health care task force to update and improve its report and assist in solving the problem of rising costs within the council’s time frame.