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City Manager's Contract Renewal

From: domainremoved <Brielle>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:27:00 -0700

To: Menlo Park Council
cc: William McClure

I have noticed that the closed session agenda regarding the City Manager’s contract has been set and cancelled again. It is my hope that at least one of the council members has asked for an investigation into the March 19, 2014 contract addendum between the City and consultant Malcolm Smith. This is an ethical issue that needs to be resolved.

That the San Mateo County District Attorney found no criminal action committed by our City Manager Alex McIntyre or any City employee should not excuse the Council from further investigation regarding the alleged March 19 contract revision that was not signed by any City employee or Malcolm Smith. The earlier contract was explicit that any changes or additions needed to be signed by all parties.

There appears to be a strong possibility that this March 19, 2014 document was created long after March of 2014 and possibly in November of 2014 which, makes it imperative that the document’s origin be traced to the the date it was first created.

Because Malcolm Smith performed work, billed for work and was paid for work that matches exactly the description of the scope of work in the earlier March 5, 2014 contract, it is implausible that the later contract addendum dated March 19 was the operative document under which Smith was working.

It is incumbent upon the five City Council Members to call for an outside investigation into this troubling matter. The task San Mateo County District Attorney performed directed its attention to criminal acts related to the question of inappropriate use of public funds in an election. Their process, it did not conduct a search of the City’s computers nor did it demand a document production of Malcolm Smith’s delivered work.

Before the Council completes its personnel review of the City Manager, the residents of the Menlo Park deserve to learn the date origin of the March 19, 2014 contract between the City and Malcolm Smith and the reason Smith performed and the City paid for work that had been allegedly rejected by the City Manager because he felt the work was “inappropriate.”

Please, this contradiction has not been resolved.

Brielle Johnck
Received on Wed Apr 29 2015 - 13:23:24 PDT

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