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Menlo Park: Anonymous ethics complaint filed against City Council candidate

Original post made on Oct 11, 2018

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has received an anonymous complaint against Menlo Park City Council candidate Cecilia Taylor, FPPC spokesperson Jay Wierenga confirmed Oct. 10.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:57 AM

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Posted by Steve Schmidt
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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The article makes it clear that there is no conflict.
Taylor has worked with the City Attorney and the FPPC to answer & settle this allegation.
And by the way anonymous allegations don't merit public electronic or print space.
A credible complaint would have a real name behind it.

Posted by Steve Taffee
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm

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An anonymous complaint. Unless there is a significant risk to the complainer of life or limb, this just seems to me to be an entirely political move to attempt to discredit Ms Taylor. The donation is old news and, as the story states, not a conflict of interest according to the City's attorney.

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Posted by Margo
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

The fact that the issue was raised anonymously makes it highly suspect. Why would anyone cite this unless he/she had a political ax to grind??? If the person wants any credibility at all, he/she was reveal. Otherwise it's just mud slinging and we have enough of that in Washington. Don't begin that @$#$ in Menlo Park. Let's at least pretend that we are civilized people.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:46 am

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This does not seem to warrant the attention it is getting. Seems like a politically motivated desperation move. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is not Facebook nor is it part of Facebook. The money was not given to her but to a nonprofit that she started. Anyone who thinks this is an issue didn't bother to read the article.

It is sad to see "dirty political tricks" in the local council election. There has been lot of misinformation being intentionally spread. I am just happy that the voters in this city are educated enough to see through the smoke screen that some people are trying to throw up.

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

Ms. Taylor should have reported it on her 700 form period. Conflict or not, either she is concealing it from reporting or just plain dumb. Easy form to fill out too. Either answer, gets a no vote from me.

Almanac wrote something factual and not politicial. Good for the Almanac.

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

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"Ms. Taylor should have reported it on her 700 form period."


The FPPC instructions are clear that such a financial relationship is NOT required to be reported.

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