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Rojas to pay Frank Benest $5,500 for running 2 "facilitation" meetings

Original post made by new guy, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Jan 29, 2009

Is there a listing of all the money that Rojas wants to spend, and where can I see it? So that I can sign up to get some of my money back.

I just read the a story from the "daily post" which lists that Frank Benest will be paid $5,500 for running 2 "facilitation" meetings to train MPs future leaders within the city staff.

What else is Rojas spending our money on?

All this talk about comparable salaries, etc. is just a waste of time. Open up the jobs to the public and I bet there will be hundreds if not thousands of applications. All from people who are far more educated and far more successful than the people we have now.

Just another example of how far from reality our "leaders" are. These guys use our money for their own leadership training, oh and they hire from their own. No new ideas = No leadership --- my friends.

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Posted by stupid as i see it
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Time for a council recall and removal of the top administrators?

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Posted by Amazed
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Why don't you call Rojas and ask him?
And does anyone of you know exactly how much of your tax dollars goes to the city of Menlo Park?

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

This makes me so upset!

What can we do about this? There is no accountability. He's untouchable!

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Posted by Amazed
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm

What do you mean no accountability? I have never read on these boards where any of you have called and talked to these people directly. What I have read is a lot of arrogant accusations.

I have read posts saying there are more qualified people than those in city hall. Well, when these positions were open, why did none of you more qualified people apply?

It takes more than just one person or one department to make any organization successful. It takes a cohesive effort among everyone, including us in the community.

We will not always like every decision made, but we must not continue to level accusations against people, city administration, staff and counsel, because they ALL care about this city, the same way each of you do.

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