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Menlo Park council nixes proposal to add nine full-time city planners to payroll

Original post made on Feb 13, 2013

The easy question was whether Menlo Park needs more planning staff. The consensus was yes, given the number of incoming projects – at least 35 – expected during the next five years. The hard question was how to satisfy the need.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Disgusted, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

If council can nix this, why don't they nix the "Assistant to the City Manager" position. Let's be consistent here. Something for the reporter to investigate.

Posted by Scholar, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

McIntyres's arguments for FTEs sound valid but probably are fallacious and designed to make his own job easier.
Pierce's arguments for FTEs are just thin.
Good thing the Council pinned back their ears and gave McIntyre some work to do himself.

Posted by old timer, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:47 am

Kudos to the council for rebuking an obvious move by new City Manager Alex McIntyre, who seems out to just build up his bureaucracy. Apparently he didn't have a pleasant tenure is his last position in Oregon either.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Wasn't the City Manager forced out of his last job?

Posted by Do tell, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

There is no better use for town square than for anonymous people to propose scandal. If the new city manager had any issues at his last job, one of you "experts" would have posted a link. Apparently, Embarcadero is the only publisher willing to support this sort of behavior. I'm not suggesting that the new city manager is doing a good or bad job, only that Embarcadero is asleep at the wheel by republishing unfounded gossip.

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