City Attorney, Personnel Departments To Make Presentations On Extending Benefits To Unmarried Couples

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Presentations will be made at next week's City Council agenda from the city attorney and city personnel on the ramifications of extending city benefits to unmarried couples, Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem said.

That will be at 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 5, prior to allowing members of the public to express their views on the subject, he said.

Chairman Hakeem said an hour will be allotted to the subject, though the time might be extended until 5 p.m. if there are a number of speakers.

The speakers will be given three minutes each and there will be a rotation between those pro and those con.

He said speakers will be asked not to repeat the arguments of previous speakers.

Those who speak at the afternoon agenda session will not be allowed to speak at the 6 p.m. regular voting meeting. Generally, petitions from the public come at the close of those meetings.

The council plans to vote Nov. 12 on the issue. A vote on second reading would be Nov. 19.

Thus far, council members Chris Anderson and Carol Berz have stated that they are in favor.

Larry Grohn is among the opposition.

Collegedale recently voted to extend benefits to a detective and her partner. The Collegedale Commission later said the benefits extend as well to couples living together.

     



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