West Hollywood City Manager Paul D. Brotzman has ordered a new poll of city employees on reinstating Christmas as a legal holiday, ruling that a previous poll was not to the point.
Brotzman said the new poll, to be conducted next week, will ask employees specifically whether they want Christmas to be declared a paid legal holiday with City Hall closed and no employees working.
The only alternative, he said, would be retention of the existing system whereby City Hall would be kept open Dec. 25 with employees having the option of working or using one of their 4.5 floating holidays to receive pay for the day off.
"Those are the only options established by the City Council," Brotzman said.
In a poll conducted last week by the West Hollywood local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, city workers voted 20 to 11 in favor of having City Hall closed to the public on Christmas but giving employees the option of working that day, if they preferred to take another day off.