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• <br />• <br />RESOLUTION NO., 86 -80 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH URGING A DEFEAT BY THE VOTING <br />PUBLIC OF THE GANN INITIATIVE (PROPOSITION <br />61). <br />WHEREAS, Proposition 61, the so- called "California Fair <br />Pay" Initiative will appear on the November, 1986 ballot; and <br />WHEREAS, this Initiative would limit compensation of <br />state and local officials to no more than 80 percent of the <br />Governor's salary; and <br />WHEREAS, the Initiative severely damages California's <br />competitive position in retaining and attracting top talent to <br />public service positions; and <br />WHEREAS, the arbitrary limits set by the Initiative are <br />in conflict with the marketplace in which California must compete <br />for technical and managerial skills; and <br />WHEREAS, the Initiative destroys rational salary setting <br />due to the arbitrary limits it establishes and the compaction <br />problems it creates with respect to salary structures; and <br />WHEREAS, the management of California's public business <br />could suffer serious, perhaps irreparable damage as a result of <br />the loss of competent managers, that the Initiative would cause; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the concept of establishing the Governor's <br />salary as a single salary standard and top public salary in the <br />state is inappropriate and unworkable; and <br />WHEREAS, this Initiative would prohibit all public <br />employees from accumulating sick leave and vacation time from one <br />year to the next; and <br />WHEREAS, the so- called "California Fair Pay" Initiative <br />could actually result in higher, not lower, pensions for some <br />already highly - compensated former public officials. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach opposes the so- called "California Fair <br />Pay" Initiative and urges its defeat by the voting public. <br />ADOPTED this 8th day c <br />ATTEST: <br />