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RE: Special meeting of Sept 30th -- only about 26 hours notice to public given

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:42:45 -0700

Dear Mr. Brown,
Unfortunately a key staff member charged with working on the underlying data and report will be out of the office and unavailable to attend the City Council meeting next week. As such, we wanted to make him available to discuss the matter before he left on his trip. The only choice was to schedule a Special Meeting. It's not ideal, but I would rather err on making the information available for discussion rather than wait.
With best regards,
Ray Mueller
From: Morris Brown [mbrown5_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 7:21 PM
Subject: Special meeting of Sept 30th -- only about 26 hours notice to public given

City Council:

I find it disturbing that you choose to evade the 72 hours notice
required by the Brown act for Council meetings, by labeling this
meeting a "Special Meeting", which would only require 24 hours notice.

For an issue as important as the Specific Plan, not giving at least
the usual 72 hours notice for a Council meeting is simply lousy,
although probably legal. I myself went looking for an agenda this
afternoon, (9/29/2014), and could only find a notice that the next
Council meeting would be on Oct 7. In fact I emailed our City
manager to that effect.

Just how many members of the community are not going to attend,
because they do not realize that this "special meeting" is being held.

This is simply ridiculous.

morris brown
stone pine lane
Received on Mon Sep 29 2014 - 19:38:18 PDT

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