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Fergusson flouts the Brown Act again

From: Frank Tucker <franktucker3_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 15:48:48 -0800

Honorable Councilmembers,

I have just discovered that the new Mayor, in a clear attempt to avoid a tranparent public discussion of her admitted violation of the Brown Act to secure her election as Mayor, has arranged for a hastily convened special Council meeting tomorrow at 3 P.M.. The short notice for this meeting, along with its occurrence at an hour that will preclude most members of the public from attending, is wholly inappropriate considering the gravity of the matter to be discussed. It is appalling that Council Member Fergusson would compound her admitted violation with yet another attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the people's business.

If the Council proceeds to cure Council Member Fergusson's violation of the Brown Act with a new Mayoral election tomorrow, rather than at a regularly scheduled Council meeting, this decision will cast an unavoidable pall of distrust over the new Council. This is intolerable to the citizens of Menlo Park, and unfair to the other four members of the Council who did not participate in Council Member Fergusson's illegal behavior.

The Council should not allow Council Member Fergusson's ill-gotten ascension to the Mayor's chair to further taint the good reputation of the Council. Please agendize this matter for the next regularly scheduled Council meeting, or at least at a time when the public can more readily participate.


Frank Tucker
Menlo Park resident Received on Thu Dec 09 2010 - 15:49:12 PST

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