- City of Sierra Madre Fire Department Mediation
- In spring 2012, CCP mediated the dispute about shifting the City of Sierra Madre Fire Department towards an all-paid staff. The city had historically relied heavily on volunteers to fill critical fire and other public safety roles. However, with the growth of the city over the last twenty years, and pressure from nearby jurisdictions to ‘professionalize’ its fire department, city managers made the decision to make all key fire leadership positions full time/paid—making the future roles of the volunteers unclear. The discussions between the volunteer and paid staff had deteriorated to a point where the City Manager authorized CCP to mediate the dispute in the hopes to ease the transition to the new structure. CCP conducted assessment interviews with all affected leaders in the city and designed a daylong retreat to address the issues. The facilitation was successful in that it allowed the volunteer and paid staff time to address important issues and to design a framework for how to use volunteers in the future. The agreement realized through mediation helped the groups overcome the stalemate, and the city proceeded with the transition.
- Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District / West Sacramento Transition Plan
- On November 1, 2007 the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD) began serving customers in the City of West Sacramento with wastewater conveyance and treatment services. With this arrangement, West Sacramento joins County Sanitation District 1, Sacramento, and Folsom as contributing agencies to SRCSD. The addition of West Sacramento as a contributing agency to SRCSD was the culmination of almost 10 years in planning and construction. West Sacramento will continue to collect wastewater from its residents and businesses, while SRCSD will convey the wastewater to its 165 million gallons per day state-of-the art treatment plant near Elk Grove. There it will be treated and discharged into the Sacramento River. In addition to treating wastewater, SRCSD’s treatment plant annually turns 25,000 dry tons of biosolids into a Class A fertilizer, generates enough methane gas to provide electricity to fuel 50,000 homes, and provides up to 4 million gallons a day of recycled water to irrigate street medians, commercial landscaping, and park and school sites.The Center for Collaborative Policy provided organization and facilitation services to SRCSD and West Sacramento in preparing the final Transition Plan for the completion of the process. The Transition Plan addressed issues relating to planning, finance, administration, operations, employee transition, public outreach, and wastewater source control.For more information please visit: www.srcsd.com