Secure scheduling legislation finally emerges

After months of stakeholder sessions, committee hearings, dueling survey results, and public PR battles, this morning Council members Lorena Gonzalez and Lisa Herbold are finally unveiling a draft “secure scheduling” ordinance. Their proposal is both comprehensive and ambitious; it addresses most, if not all, of the big issues lumped under the “secure scheduling” umbrella while compromising in a few places to make it more palatable for employers. Herbold and Gonzalez have boiled it down to a simple problem statement: today, workers bear nearly all of the cost and impact of the fact that businesses don’t need the same number of …

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Notes from this morning’s Council Briefing

It was a very news-worthy council briefing: a preview of this afternoon’s debate and vote on the source-of-income discrimination ban, what’s up with secure scheduling legislation, lots of stuff in the GESCNA committee, an update on the homeless crisis response and a throw-down between Council members Juarez and O’Brien over the North Precinct police station.

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