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Kelly Fergusson resigns as Menlo Park mayor; revote delayed

Original post made on Dec 10, 2010

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed by meeting one-on-one with at least three council members to discuss her desire for the position. The council plans to meet Tuesday (Dec. 14) to vote for a new mayor.

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Posted by concerned
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm

They are trying to compete with Atherton for 1st place in dysfunction ! Thank you Mr. Carpenter for your involvement

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Posted by wow
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm

"My resignation is a symbol of the respect I have for the Brown Act, and of my intention to be completely mindful and aware in the future and to act in full compliance with the law as I always have in the past."

Obviously a lot of lip service. If she had respect, she wouldn't have commited the violation in the first place. With six years on the council, she obviously knew about Brown Act rquirements so she either intentionally and flagrantly broke the law or is so forgetful she is incompetent to serve on council.

If the former, she ought to be prosecuted. If the later, she should resign and put some principles behind her tongue-wagging.

Oh by the way, how can she say she acts " full compliance with the law as I always have in the past" when she hasn't??

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Posted by Mr. Fischer
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Ironically the brown act is a widespread tool used by many officials in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and definatley Menlo Park heres a clue,...ever been to campaign Bar B Que? ,...Well the act acually takes place before the meeting,.(Bar B Que),...Oh ! just ask the sponsor. Thank You Mr. Carpenter you sharp!!! Mi Pueblo Market in East Palo Alto had Brown Act written all over it. and now the Bay road? University Ave lot will wait a lot longer to be developed in East Palo Alto thanks to Carlos Romero. OOps! that slipped.

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