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East Palo Alto City Clerk & changes to documents & minutes

Original post made by Optimist Pessimist Realist , East Palo Alto, on Jun 16, 2021

This is important information that was made public in the agenda packet for the June 15 council meeting. This link has the agenda, staff reports and video, Web Link
It’s agenda item 12.1 and in the video the discussion starts at around 4:24:00

We watched the portion of the video and were disappointed that some council people were dismissive of the seriousness and refused the opportunity for transparency. This is very serious and news coverage is one way to inform the public and discussion here is another way.

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Posted by We Told You So!
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 17, 2021 at 9:59 am

We Told You So! is a registered user.

OVER-REACH!
Has anyone out there ever Sat & Watched in a "Work place" certain Employees
always trying to take "POWER" that They aren't Entitled to? Taking Claim to a processes
That aren't part of their Job description?
Here's a perfect example:
I'd like to be the First (maybe?) to WARN the City Council. In the
Words of "John Dean" the following ....
"You have a Cancer growing inside The City".
In the last meeting, a "FORMER" Mayor weighed in on this?
Dismissive is an understatement. This is what the accused City Clerk counts on.
You give employees like this an "inch" they will take a Mile.
Witnessing the perception from a FORMER MAYOR. I can see clearly now, as to why things
"easily" go sideways in EPA. This Employee has had too many chances.
A PROBLEM CHILD. A "Circumventer".


Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 17, 2021 at 1:18 pm

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We Told You So! Do you think the council should allow the city attorney to give more information about what the city clerk did to those documents? It doesn’t sound like a simple mistake, it sounds deliberate, and then the cover up was deliberate. Is this why there was an attempt to fire the attorney?


Posted by We Told You So!
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm

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@Optimist Pessimist Realist.

The more I Hear & See, And the Way that the City Attorney presented the FACTS.
He makes the City Clerk come off looking like some-what of a "Sneaky-Pete"?
Who knows? No one knows what other handy work the Clerk has done?
This may go deeper than we know? Let's See if The Council will be Transparent?

The Clerk worked in 4 other Cities prior to coming to EPA? In 3 years?
He was Only an Assistant in the Offices. He exaggerated his experience as to being an "Election" expert. Evidence of the latest results became Public, back in February.

He may simply be a "Control Freak" something similar to an "Omarosa"?
Just my opinion?
You ask Me this "Is this why there was an attempt to fire the attorney?"
It has been "Reference" On CC Meeting Video's, many times, that there are 3 Investigation in the works. The City Clerk has been a subject for "Review" on more than One Occasion. Facts.

Yes, I too believe that this has everything related to The Clerk & Lopez calling out for the FIRING OF THE CITY ATTORNEY. FACTS. 5/15/21 The City Attorney made reference to (them) Waiving Their Client Attorney Privilege's? (its a matter on Public Video).

I think this Is PARTLY WHY He & Lopez used an "Amateurish" attempt, in raising accusations against The pristine City Attorney? Although now I get the feeling that Lopez may NOT be The Mastermind. You can see right through the scheme. Like a Silk Screen. Tit for Tac.

In the Video, you can see The City Attorney "Masterfully" presenting the Slides?
In slow Motion. NOTING the alterations of the Government Minutes.
Minutes that the City Clerk, Bumbling Altered. So Soft & Smooth.(I was almost embarrassed for the Clerk).

Alvarado used the Old "What About This" Method? It came off as though Alvarado seem to be saying "On you want to FIRE Me"?.... "What about this"?


Posted by We Told You So!
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 17, 2021 at 11:21 pm

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P.S.

If it appears Silly that they would try to Frame the City Attorney and take the "Heat" off of them. Listen to this....The Clerk apparently went on a campaign of accusing others of Threatening him. He seem to think that this would garner sympathy for him? What was he thinking? He thought that this would take attention off of his poor performance? This has been substantiated. It is One of the Investigation that is in progress.


Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

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I will respond more tomorrow. Thank you for your thoughts and shared information. What I want to say to the clerk and his council buddy, I know it’s been a bad year but come on now!


Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm

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We Told You So! It sounds like there are several investigations going on that include the clerk. I know employment laws don’t let us know too much but now it makes sense why they needed to continue the investigator contract. So now I guess the city manager will give a report to Abrica and everyone?


Posted by We Told You So!
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm

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For Some reason The "City Manager" seems a bit hesitant in allowing ANYONE to know about the "City Clerks" Handy work? It now appears that maybe 3 of them MUST Go?

Like I mentioned prior. I became well aware of the shenanigans of the "City Clerk" on One particular Investigation (of False threats). The City Clerk is No Angel.
He evidently picked up bad habits from his other Scandalous Employments and figured that he could apply those "tactics" in East Palo Alto.

If you have the opportunity, get the transcripts from the "Petition Hearing" from back in February. He lied all through his testimony. First lie was that he had been threaten.

If got McTaggart(Election official) all tangled up in his Falsehoods. McTaggart depended on him to tell him the Truth. The City Clerk lied to him about going out and visiting the polling site where "Lopez" was campaigning. A Group doing a polling check, had contacted McTaggart. This all is substantiated Truths. This is one of the (other) Investigations going on. Which The City Attorney referred to.

Regina Wallace Jones, said in the Tuesday CC Meeting "We have to take a LOOK and See if this is "Long Standing Practice" of the City Clerk?
One of the other Zoom attendees EPA Citizens speaking at the CC Meeting. Offered up evidence as to his practices that She had discovered. And She claimed that there was more.
What was disappointing and disconcerting was when a "Former Mayor" chimed in that "We all are Human and we make mistakes". To me this is what is wrong with EPA. Looking in the Faces of TRUTH/FACTS and being dismissive afterwards.

This is NOT suppose to be related to "Employment Laws". This is Transparency allowing the Citizens in knowing how their city is being ran. If there is a "Cancer" on the City. The Citizen should be made aware and this CANCER & NOT hide this! TRANSPARENCY!


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