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Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Original post made on Sep 9, 2015

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the Menlo Park City Council on Sept. 8 unanimously voted to increase the salary for the vacant position.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:11 AM

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Posted by bike rider
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm

maybe with his increased salary--he can pay to remove the "stupid idea" of the blockage of Alma street off of Ravenswood. that is a move that just makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. let's see, funnel all of the traffic going east on Ravenswood into a one lane over-crowded street, add more traffic and let's see if that helps the crossing the railroad tracks issue. this makes absolutely no sense--whoever had that idea should be fired and whoever went along with it, should be fired. PLEASE REMOVE THAT BLOCKADE IMMEDIATELY!!!


Posted by Downtowner
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Boo! Hiss! We still don't know why he was hired by MP when either his performance or behavior in PV got him dismissed.


Posted by Read the article
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Last night's action by the Council didn't involve Nick Pegeuros at all. He is employed as the temporary administrative services director. The Assistant City Manager position, which recieved the pay bump, is vacant.


Posted by But wait, there's more....
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 10, 2015 at 4:26 am

This change enables adding two sub positions to that.

It's merely a shell game. The council was asleep.


Posted by Truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 10, 2015 at 6:56 am

To level the charge the staff has created two new positions without disclosing it to the City Council in the staff report is basically to make a criminal allegation. There is is no indication in the staff report two new full time positions are being created. In fact, quite the opposite is true.

The staff report can be found here:

Web Link

The Staff Report states:

"The assignment of the Assistant City Manager to focus on public works and community development
creates the need for management of the administrative services departments: finance, human resources,
and information technology. To provide for this need, the reorganization of the Executive Team will
upgrade the Finance Director title to Administrative Services Director. This upgrade is in title only and will
have no impact on the previously approved salary range for Finance Director. "

The salary schedule clearly shows in RED the change of the title of Finance Director to Administrative Services Director, and the change in salary of Assistant City Manager. It does not indicate in RED the creation of any new full time employees, nor does the Staff Report indicate the creation of any new full time employees.

@ButWaitThere'sMore..., what proof do you have the City Council was misled by this staff report?
Please post citation and quotes.

It's remarkable you found something that the City Attorney, our City Council (2 attorneys, 2 MBA's- with a graduate from Harvard), the Daily Post, the Almanac, and the San Jose Mercury News... all missed.

Again, to level the charge the staff has created two new positions without disclosing it to the City Council specifically in the staff report is basically to make a criminal allegation, which if untrue, is reckless.
If you misread the staff report, you might want to apologize.




Posted by Robert
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:32 am

The question remains, why are top level city administrators leaving under the direction of Mr. McIntyre?


Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am

SteveC is a registered user.

People can't read and understand what was written. The same old bull from the same people who can't move beyond what has been discussed and discussed in previous articles in previous editions of the Almanac.


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