Foster City Residents, It’s time to Audit Benjamin Stock and Denise Bazzano, your new City Attorneys.

By Michael G. Stogner

Best serve all Foster City residents.” This is what Ben Stock said just 45 days ago. I’m reminded of the statement I heard from a very well respected Attorney in San Mateo County many years ago. “Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.”

‘It’s never to early to audit an employees’ work as the G3 has demonstrated with Dr. Peter Prinejad’s Firing.

City Attorney’s are the final Safety Net for the residents, They are there to guide the elected officials and speak up when some on the council have an idea that is not legal or proper form. The residents rely on the City Attorneys to make sure their city operates in a fair manner.

The City of Foster City is pleased to announce that Benjamin Stock and Denise Bazzano of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, have been selected as the new City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney, respectively. The City Council approved an agreement for their services at its regularly scheduled City Council meeting of Monday, August 2, at 6:30 p.m.

“I am thrilled to serve as the City Attorney for the City of Foster City. I look forward to a collaborative and productive relationship with the City Council and City Manager which will best serve all Foster City residents,” said Benjamin Stock.

“I am so excited by the opportunity to start working for a community as unique and special as Foster City,” said Denise Bazzano.

As some of you know, I have asked the City a very specific question, which Councilmember placed the Termination of Dr. Peter Prinejad on the August 25, 2021 Agenda. The response I received several days later was Non Responsive it was, the Council placed it on the agenda. That is an example the 2 City Attorney’s work product.

Here is the other more important work product, the September 13, 2021 Meetings

It’s up to the Residents of Foster City is this behavior acceptable, Yes or No.

Note: G3 = Gang of 3 anytime there is a 5 member voting board it only takes 3 for a coup to occur. The first time I personally witnessed one in San Mateo County, was July 12, 2016.

SMC Supervisors July 12, 2016

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