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EPA Residents Urged To Contact Council

Original post made by Hmmm on Apr 21, 2014

A special meeting of the East Palo Alto City Council will be held tomorrow - Tuesday, April 22. This meeting has closed session items, including the review of the current City Manager, Magda Gonzalez.

Residents have an opportunity to offer to council members feedback on the City Manager's performance. Given the recent spotlight on: The City Manager wanting the Sheriff's Office to take over policing services, her problems with timing in the hiring of a new police chief, her temerity in stopping part of the lunch program at the Senior Center, which serves meals to lower income elders, the ridiculous review of the Rent Stabilization Program (now public), and the Rent Stabilization Administrator's (also public) Response, residents may wish to make their views known to the Council.

You can give your feedback at the meeting, by phone or email between now and Tuesday. If residents want to attend in person, they must be there at 5:00pm. This may be hard for some residents, so that is why they can email the Council or call them.

The City Manager's review is Agenda Item 9, linked below: Web Link Note that Agenda Item 3 is Public Comment, which is when residents speak, before Council goes into closed session.

The link to the City Council's page is below. If you click on each name, their contact information is there:
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Here is Palo Alto Online's recent coverage of these issues:

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Posted by EPAforever, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I have heard about that the manager was acting arrogant to the senior center. Trying to fix something that has worked for years. Was is the deal of stopping part of poor seniors lunch program? Is she crazy? She should make sure they have more money!! How was it done? Cannot someone stop this lady. First this crazy business with the police and now this! Take your hands off our elder citizens Magda!!!!!!

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Dear Palo Alto Online - I would love to know more about Magda Gonzalez, the East Palo Alto City Manager, possibly interfering with the lunch program that serves elderly, low income residents of East Palo Alto. Perhaps this is something you'd want to look into?

Thank you.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Apparently the city council of East Palo Alto could not complete their discussions for the job performance evaluation of city manager Magda Gonzalez in the recent closed session. If residents wish to make their views known, please contact council at: Web Link
The discussions are likely to be completed soon.