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File #: R-31-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Failed
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2020 Final action:
Title: Hiring Freeze - For the purpose of imposing a hiring freeze on non-critical positions in the City of Annapolis, providing for an effective date; and providing for a termination date.
Sponsors: Fred Paone
Attachments: 1. R-31-20 Hiring Freeze FY 2021 First Reader.pdf, 2. R-31-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. R-31-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. R-31-20 Amendment 1 Savidge.pdf, 5. R-31-20 Amendments 2-3 Paone.pdf

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Hiring Freeze - For the purpose of imposing a hiring freeze on non-critical positions in the City of Annapolis, providing for an effective date; and providing for a termination date.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Resolution 31-20

 

Introduced by: Alderman Paone

 

A RESOLUTION concerning

Hiring Freeze

 

FOR                     the purpose of imposing a hiring freeze on non-critical positions in the City of Annapolis, providing for an effective date; and providing for a termination date

 

WHEREAS, the current economic crisis has affected the State of Maryland, most particularly in income tax and other tourist related revenue; and

 

WHEREAS,                     the Mayor’s proposed FY 2021 annual operating budget includes no property tax increase; and

 

WHEREAS, a hiring freeze could potentially save the City a large sum of money; and

 

WHEREAS, budget shortfalls and uncertainty in the City’s current economic condition continue to plague anticipated City revenues.

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the City shall freeze all hiring for new or vacant positions, to  exclude the department and office heads, seasonal employees of the Harbormaster and Recreation and Parks Departments, any sworn police personnel, qualified firefighters/paramedics, and any other position deemed critical to public safety or delivery of essential services.  Exemptions for unspecified positions not mentioned above must be approved by a simple majority vote of the City Council. 

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that a hiring freeze is approved effective upon the passage of this Resolution, which will expire on June 30, 2021, at which time the City Council shall review the efficacy of the freeze.

 

 

EXPLANATION

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