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District Attorney fails to enforce the law

Original post made by peter carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Jun 14, 2011

Dear Mr. Serrato,

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Thank you Peter for sticking with this and all the other related issues in our surrounding communities, with your efforts to correct how governance functions in SMC.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Thank You Peter,

I support your efforts in finding a District Attorney who will enforce the Brown Act Laws.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Peter:

it is obvious to me that this DA will not enforce the Brown Act. The only way it is going to happen is if the AG gets involved. We happen to have very liberal AG, so there might be some small possibility.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

This is a disgusting display of our DA playing ostrich.

Good thing I believe in karma.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

[Portion removed. Personal, family matter.]

It will also be interesting to see what "his" investigation of San Carlos City Council meetings turns up.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

By the way will the new MP schools sup Maurice Ghysels be allowed to keep his executive coaching position at Brandon Partners? Web Link

[Portion removed. Personal matter that doesn't seem relevant to this topic.]


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Posted by agree
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 3:59 am

Between Wagstaffe and Bill McClure, they both managed to cover over the Brown act violations of Fergusson, [Portion removed; stick to facts, not speculation.]

Carpenter deserves credit for trying, but it is just sort of an impossible fight. McClure and Wagstaffe work together on MP issues, and boy they sure covered the mess that Fergusson pushed on Council. Disgusting.


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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:36 am

There is no proof that Keith was an intermediary yet the speculation continues. If you have proof then please offer it. But to cast aspersions based on gossip or inuendo does not do anyone any good.

From what I have seen so far Kirsten Keith is an ethical council person and we should all give her the benefit of the doubt until proof is presented to indicate otherwise.


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Posted by agree
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

Hank:

I you think Keith's manipulation into the vice-mayor slot was anything but ethical, you really have blinders on. She is just as political ambitious as Fergusson. Note her self promotion for the Sam Trans board with eventual aspirations to the PCJPB, but yet she has no qualifications for either position.


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Posted by 5th Amendment
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

Remember, the only councilmember who took the 5th and refused to talk to the District Attorney was Mrs. Fergusson. What is the 5th Amendment? The right to remain silent and not INCRIMINATE yourself. It's embarrassing. Mrs. Fergusson may have escaped criminal prosecution, but we should never forget that we will never have true sunshine on the events that occurred, because Mrs. Fergusson feared being charged criminally if she told us.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:21 am

[Post removed; stick to facts, not hearsay and innuendo that slander others.]


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

OK - let's try this again.
Don't be surprised by Serrato's decision. He's not all that interested in public schools as he sent at least one of his kids to a private high school in San Francisco.
Almanac - this is pertinent to the discussion as it goes to show state of mind.


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Posted by Atherton Resident
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Thanks to Peter for his efforts on this issue (MPCSD School Board).

Am I wrong or is that the topic of his post? Most of this thread seems to be about the Menlo Park City Council, which is not what I thought he was writing about.


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