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Let's not forget some of the circumstances that some of these folks left. Remember Kramer - he kept coming back until CALPERS determined that his contract with the City was illegal. Some deserve to go; others not. Some still there, should go. You know who you are.
Yes, I agree with So what. Many of these were 4 hour commuters that add to the traffic congestion, when we could hire more qualified happy people who live in Menlo Park that need jobs, and have a true vested interest in the well-being of the community.
There is one senior planner who does have a lengthy commute (so much for that theory) but is driving out the newer and more competent planners. Too bad he's not leaving, but he won't go until/unless he's fired!
They should all go - starting with Arlenda and Thomas.
Why don't they get rid of the Stanford Cronies and bring our town back to the Residents
Perhaps if we could actually grade the quality rather than the quantity these folks ram down the throats of residents to only the benefit of developers, we'd have a more efficent way of promoting growth in this community.
Planners deserve hazard pay in Menlo Park and Palo Alto....there seem to be a lot of vicious residents.
Turnover of city staff, especially younger ones, is nothing new. The story highlights two people who went to jobs with larger organizations, probably for more opportunity or more pay. Nothing new.
Some turnover is good. Just wish more happened at the top of the planning department.
to "neighbor" - our city's staff disrespects residents quite often, favoring developers over the people who live here, so no surprise there is little love lost. Several staff are wonderful, others forget what it means to be a "public servant". Most are quite civil to each other.
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