Except in cases of emergency as provided below, PDA, if affected, shall be given reasonable advance written notice of any new or change to an existing ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation within the scope of representation proposed to be adopted by the County and shall, upon request, be given the opportunity to meet with the appropriate management representatives prior to adoption.

Any written notice of dismissal, suspension, reduction is step or demotion sent to an employee shall include a statement advising him/her of the right to be represented by the Association concerning the disciplinary action. The County agrees to remind and support the department sending copies of final decision letters in the disciplinary process to the Association, where the Association has represented the employee in the Skelly process.

In cases of emergency when the foregoing procedure is not practical or in the best public interest, the County may adopt or put into practice immediately such measures as are required.  At the earliest practicable date thereafter the PDA shall be provided with the notice described in the preceding paragraph and be given an opportunity to meet with the appropriate management representatives.