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Re: Willow Village - Remove from Consent Calendar

From: Mueller, Ray <"Mueller,>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 02:38:43 +0000

Thank you for your email Ms. Wolosin. As you know any Councilmember can remove any item from the consent calendar with a simple request at the start of the meeting. We start the consent calendar asking if any council-member wants to remove a consent calendar item. This happens frequently and is not unusual.

Vice Mayor Taylor and I met with professional staff late in the day Thursday to go over this agenda. This year as Vice Mayor Taylor is new to the City Council, we are making a concerted effort to make sure we attend calendar setting meetings together. Sometimes that can present potential conflicts with the Brown Act, as we cannot have substantive discussions about every item on the agenda.
As that relates to the consent calendar, if an item is on the consent calendar when the agenda is constructed for whatever reason, the fail safe is someone can simply remove it in the meeting, and Vice Mayor Taylor and I avoid having a substantive discussion prior to the meeting, respecting the Brown Act.

There was no predetermination nor substantive discussion on the outcome of the Willow Village agenda item, nor any other agenda item. That would be improper. Candidly we were focused on how much time the appeal may require that relates to the trees on El Camino Real.

Thank you for your concerns.

With kind regards,
Ray Mueller

(please excuse odd punctuation. my laptop does not always work well with the City's email system.)
From: Jen Wolosin <jenwolosin_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2019 6:25:18 PM
Subject: Willow Village - Remove from Consent Calendar

Dear City Council Members,

I want to echo Rachel Horst's email regarding Item E4 for Tuesday (5/14) night's meeting. Given the scope of feedback provided at the May 7th Study Session, a consent item seems quite premature at this time.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jen Wolosin
Received on Sat May 11 2019 - 19:33:25 PDT

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