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Special Closed-session City Council Meeting Regarding City Manager on Tuesday Night

Tommorow, Tuesday, March 29th, at 5:59 p.m., the Alameda City Council will hold a closed-session special city council meeting to discuss the vacant city manager position.

The meeting will be in the City Council Chambers Conference Room in City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The agenda is reproduced below. The public may speak on matters on the agenda for up to 3 minutes each.

Agenda:

1. Roll Call – City Council

2. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

Anyone wishing to address the Council on agenda items only, may speak for a maximum of 3 minutes per item

3. Adjournment to Closed Session to consider:

3-A. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT (Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

3-B. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representatives: Mayor Marie Gilmore, Vice Mayor Rob Bonta

Unrepresented Employee: City Manager

4. Announcement of Action Taken in Closed Session, if any

5. Adjournment – City Council

1 comment to Special Closed-session City Council Meeting Regarding City Manager on Tuesday Night

  • Bob

    There was a presentation about the city’s financial situation during the city council meeting tonight. That was not even on the agenda. Why not?

    At the end of the meeting, Mayor Gilmore cutely suggested that the public attend meetings where the budget is discussed. Give me a break—-who even knew finances would be discussed tonight?

    Gilmore has much to learn about being a leader and transparency.

    Fred, a city employee gave a lengthy presentation. Then Kevin Kennedy (City Treasurer) and Kevin Kearney (City Auditor) spoke passionately, telling the city council and the public that Alameda could face bankruptcy (like Vallejo) in two years unless the city stops the “bleeding” from the city’s coffers tomorrow (tomorrow).

    Action Alameda sounded an alarm over two years ago, saying that the city was close to bankruptcy. Some people scoffed at your reporting. Soon Ann Marie Gallant was appointed Interim City Manager, took control, and slashed expenses and raised revenues. Then in Dec. 2010, Gilmore saw to it that Gallant was tossed out of city hall.

    I’d say Action Alameda saw things as they truly were, and it is Now Time for the city council, (not the staff employees) to make decisions about the budget. There is absolutely no time for delay.

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