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Recall petition to remove Kelly Fergusson

Original post made by TIME FOR ACTION, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks, on Dec 21, 2010

With the MP council not meeting for 3 weeks, now is the time to get going on a movement to start a recall of Fergusson, and invalidate the still corrupt process that chose the mayor and vice mayor.
Fergusson, who corrupted the original vote, with her Brown act violation, should have never been allowed to vote for the new mayor or vice mayor. The re-vote is also corrupted.

The City attorney should have never allowed Fergusson to continue to participate in the selection, which she corrupted for personal ambition and gain, in the first place.

We still don't know the full story. Keith, nay well have committed a Brown act violation also, having talked to Cohen and communicated with Fergusson, (maybe others?), committing to vote for her.
A Council cannot function without the support of the voters who sent them to office. Right now, many voters who put Ohtaki into office, have been shoved aside. Andy Cohen has simply been slapped squarely in the face. This just should not be allowed to be shoved under the covers.

Hopefully the DA will take some action. However, for sure the citizens of Menlo Park can and should take action. A recall petition should be started. Fergusson has simply stepped way over the line. As a former supporter, I am just disgusted.

What is needed is is the kind of support that Measure L got. Lets get this Council going on the right foot.

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Posted by move on
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

I do not condone Fergusson's actions, but I would far rather the community and the council focus on the very real and very serious issues facing the city. The budget is unsustainable and there are no plans to improve it (Measure L aside). It's time to move on and move forward.

Many of those who choose to malign Fergusson's actions were totally blind and silent about similar problems in past Councils. Again, it's wasted energy to look back. Move on.

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

It would be nice if something can be done about our Kelly problem once and for all.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

This is now in the hands of the DA. The San Mateo County DA will NOT prosecute blatant Brown Act violations unless there is substantial public pressure.

Email him with your concerns:

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Posted by Just Wondering
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm

The San Mateo DA should NOT be wasting their time (and our taxpayer $$$) over BS Brown Act violations.
MOVE ON already, Peter - isn't there some urgent fire biz you should be attending to (like trimming trees)?

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Just Wandering - sorry that you do not respect the law but that is what happens when you are just wandering.

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