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Menlo Park announces three leadership appointments

Original post made on Aug 8, 2019

The city of Menlo Park has made three new appointments to leadership positions, according to an Aug. 1 announcement.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:35 AM

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Posted by Lynne Bramlett
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 8, 2019 at 10:02 am

Lynne Bramlett is a registered user.

It's time for Council to revise the municipal code so that management-level appointments are "subject to Council approval." The Staff Executive branch has too much power when compared with Council's limited power. For better balance, Council needs to take measures so they can manage for results in a climate of transparency.

Step one would be getting more information about the current staff organization, and then adding mechanisms that will allow Council to make needed changes, including managing for results.


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Posted by Observation
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Nikki Nagaya will be a great addition to senior management and has a wealth of experience to bring to bear.


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Posted by council approval
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Lynne, council approval sounds like a good idea. Ohtaki and Keith previously pushed for Menlo Park to become a charter city to allow for similar changes, but there was no community support and the ballot initiative was dropped. If you decide to run for city council, please make this part of your platform.


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Posted by Downtown
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm

"Keith and Ohtaki pushed for Menlo Park to become a charter city but there was no community support."

Sounds about right. Wouldn't have been the first time that happened.


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Posted by Downtown
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Lynne, make sure you copy Ohtaki and Keith when you run for City Council. It worked out well for them.


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