Clean House at City Hall - Baum next on the list
Original post made by Araj Turos, Downtown North, on Nov 30, 2007
Anyone who paid any attention to the election campaign realize there are many disaffected citizens in Palo Alto. The Council has understood that change at the top of the City staff was a necessary first step. Replacing Gary Baum as City Attorney is the next, equally necessary, step. His list of accomplishments include fighting the Weekly to prevent release of embarrassing investigations into incompetent mismanagement, lawsuits revealing personnel harrassment in his own office, squandering millions of Utilities reserve money on the Enron settlement. And the list goes on. Baum has not provided the legal leadership and guidance required by the City, and it is time for a change.