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Palo Alto Budget manager fired?

Original post made by thescoop on Jul 14, 2010

I hear the budget manager was recently let go. This doesn't seem to bode well. Did he find out about some secret money the City was hiding and refused to cover it up? Or did something else happen?

Any city workers know what happened?

Here is his past history before coming to PA:

Web Link

Comments (9)

Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm

This is a power grab by Keene to put the budget division directly under him.

Good news if you are a Green. Bad news if you want pot holes repaired, or are a City employee.


Posted by yes, interesting, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

Here one day, gone the next. No word from the ivory tower. Highly unusual for a senior manager to depart with no word from the administration.


Posted by insder, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Well the same thing happened to the former budget manager, Sharon Bozman.

She was quietly removed prior to the news about the accounting error of $4 million broke out.


Posted by elliot, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hi "thescoop" ... are you talking about what happened last December, when Sharon Bozman was let go? Or did something more recent happen? If you're talking about Bozman, you don't have much of a "scoop" since it was reported by all the papers last December.


Posted by ugly rumors, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

No comments from the City to squelch the rumor about Marc Puckett.

If the original poster is not confused, maybe it relates to the comment about the article in the Orange County Register of August 27, 2009.

Scroll down the page to read the comment: Web Link


Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Palo Alto seems to have a predisposition to hire failures from So Cal. Cases in point:

Benest
Yeats
Carlsen
And now Puckett

Anyone have any idea why?



Posted by thescoop, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

"Posted by elliot, a resident of the Charleston Meadows neighborhood, 4 hours ago

Hi "thescoop" ... are you talking about what happened last December, when Sharon Bozman was let go? Or did something more recent happen? If you're talking about Bozman, you don't have much of a "scoop" since it was reported by all the papers last December."

Yes, Sharon is old news (last year). What I am saying is that Sharon was removed months before news of the missing money broke out last year.

The NEW and recent news (last week) is that the same thing has happened in that the new budget manager. Marc Puckett was removed without a peep. I wonder if more money "went missing" or if he just didn't do a good job.


Posted by fireman, a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

OO and they promote the failurs from the inside, Nick Marinaro, Fire Chief, The spineless blunder and Tony "I failed the test,scumbag" Spitelari..


Posted by Deep Throat, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I guess the original post is correct.

The City is recruiting for a new Chief Budget and Management Officer: Web Link

There must be a lot of posters on this site who are qualified.


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