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Stanford-Arrillaga Subcommittee Meetings

Original post made by Menlo Park Resident on May 17, 2013

On April 17th, thirty days ago, Menlo Park City Councilmembers Kirsten Keith and Catherine Carlton were appointed to a subcommittee to study the Stanford-Arrillaga project and meet with residents to address their concerns.

Have any public meetings occurred yet? Have any been scheduled yet?
Will the meetings be public? Will there be meetings at all? Who will be invited?
Whose opinions matter?

What is happening?

Comments (3)

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

A two person subcommittee is not subject to the Brown Act - sadly.

Posted by Menlo Park Resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm

But if Councilmembers Keith and Carlton decided they were going to make all the meetings public, they could right? There are so many residents interested in this issue. If they are really trying to solve problems on behalf of the residents shouldn't the residents be invited to participate?

Posted by clarification, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Actually Peter, every elected official is subject to the Brown Act. Keith and Carlton are allowed to communicate with each other on this issues, but cannot communicate with any other councilmembers on this specific issue... under the Brown Act... because there are only five members on Menlo Park City Council.

Regardless of the subcommittee, members of the public can communicate their concerns on this or any issue, with any member of the city council... under the Brown Act.

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