that states that Palo Alto resident,Jim Lewis, has filed a claim against the City of Menlo Park alleging being libeled by council person Kelly Fergusson.
If this article is at all correct, and with the implication from the response of the City Attorney indicating that the City might pay Lewis in order to avoid a lawsuit, I find any such claim payment totally offensive.
This issue should be immediately brought out into the open; no settlement should be made without public oversight.
This is the same Jim Lewis who has just posted to the MP e-mail log a note titled
Economic Stimulus Package For Menlo Park
His claim against the City is certainly going to help stimulate the City's economy I guess.