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Cure and Correct regarding the 7 December 2010 election of Mayor

From: Peter Carpenter <peterfcarpenter_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 14:25:59 -0800

William McClure

City Attorney

City of Menlo Park

Via email  

Subject: Cure and Correct regarding the 7 December 2010 election of Mayor    

Dear Mr. McClure,

   Pursuant to the Brown Act this is a Cure and Correct demand that the Menlo Park City Councilís election of Mayor and Vice Mayor be declared null and void because of the violation of the Brown Actís prohibition of serial meetings.  

  There is reasonable cause to believe that at least one council member and or his/her intermediaries communicated with two or more of the other council members or council members-elect in private prior to this meeting regarding the agenda topic of election of Mayor and Vice Mayor.  

  Since such private communications are prohibited by the Brown Act, I hereby request that you, as the City Attorney, declare the Councilís actions on this item at their 7 December 2010 to be null and void and that you then direct that this item be placed on a future open meeting agenda. I further request that you direct the council members that they are prohibited by law from discussing this matter amongst themselves or via intermediaries except in open public session.    


Peter Carpenter

1 Larch Drive

Atherton, Ca 94027-2125


peterfcarpenter_at_gmail.com Received on Wed Dec 08 2010 - 14:26:23 PST

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