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Menlo Park won't disclose findings of investigation into city's gymnastics program

Original post made on Mar 28, 2013

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least one month, but however long it takes, the public will remain in the dark as to the findings.

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a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

They should investigate the MP City Council and the city's staff !!! This whole episode should have never happened..The next thing you know, the council will vote to put a Rite-Aid drug store in where the GMC dealership was. All they are doing is diluting the dollars people spend
and the sales tax collected, there is no new revenues coming. How about filing up the 10-12
empty store fronts on Santa Cruz ? That's new business & sales tax money, unless of course
it's another pet store !

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Posted by Citizen Kane
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:10 am

The city council's role is to hire the city manager, other that that, the hiring and firing of city employees is outside the scope of the city council.

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Posted by Ear to the Ground
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

The City of Menlo Park needs to over-haul its hiring and firing practices, including its sites in Belle Haven where the next big ruckus just may come from.

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Posted by A friend
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

Who is running the HR dept for the City and neglecting to train management on the professional way to deal with staff? Some major lapses in judgment and disregard for the law here. Doesn't matter if the employee was a temp or not, HUMAN Resources needs to get to work to better serve the City staff and City programs.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

The city's HR Director is Gina Donnelly.

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Posted by More investigations?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Apr 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Heard though the grapevine that there is another on going investigation at the MCC amid numerous claims of discrimination and harassment. Almanac reporters on the story yet?

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Posted by More investigations?
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Apr 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

The City attorney neglected to disclose that in the event that there is a lawsuit, the information gathered during the investigation will be made public. And it might become public before then under FOIA. Mr McClure also neglected to check the personnel files of City managers, this is NOT the first time that the City became aware of specific allegations against the supervisor(s) who fired Michelle Sutton. Interesting how the facts change to suit the City's needs.

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