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Foster City, Questions remain about the August 25, 2021, Closed Session Meeting.

By Michael G. Stogner

I have asked the City of Foster City who was responsible for placing it on the Agenda for both August 25, and August 31, 2021 Closed Session Meetings? There has been no response to those questions.

Good morning Jennifer, I do have another question or possibly two, can you tell me which City Council member requested the Closed Session Meeting on August 25, 2021 and August 31, 2021?
Thank You
Michael G. Stogner. San Mateo County

I asked San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy (a Foster City resident on the Citizen Ad Hoc Committee) if any of the councilmembers contacted him prior to them firing Dr. Peter Pirnejad?

Michael Callagy <>To:Michael StognerMon, Aug 30 at 3:47 PM

Hi Mike,I heard about his firing from another city manager a few days after he was fired. We were at lunch.  I was not aware there was a closed session on this matter.  In fact you are the first I heard that from.  Though I asked that Peter sit on a panel for a discussion on equity awhile back, I never really had an opportunity to get to know him. Best regards, 
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Hello Mike,
Did anybody from Foster City contact you in advance of the August 25, 2021 Closed Session Meeting that resulted in Dr. Peter Prinejad being terminated.
Do you have any comment on this Termination especially since the Assistant City Manager just left that position a couple of weeks prior?
Thank You
Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County

I asked San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe if any of the Foster City Councilmembers contacted his office to make a criminal complaint against Dr. Peter Pirnejad the New City Manager of Foster City?

Stephen Wagstaffe <>To:Michael Stogner Sat, Sep 4 at 11:52 AM

Good morning Michael,

No.  Everything I have heard about the situation is what I have read in your reports.



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Good morning Steve,

Did any of Foster City council members file a criminal complaint against Dr. Peter Pirnejad?

Did anybody for that matter?

Thank You


Just because you have the authority to do something (Fire/Terminate) doesn’t mean that you should, or that it is the right or decent action to take. Super Majority Vote should be considered by the residents. This was clearly an issue between only 3 of the 5 council members. Mayor Sanjay Gehani, F.C. Councilman Jon Froomin voted against the firing of Dr. Peter Pirnejad.

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Foster City, Closed Session Meeting of Aug 31, 2021.

By Michael G. Stogner

No Reportable Action

Foster City, held its second Closed Session Meeting in less than a week. August 25, 2021 the results were that the Newly Hired City Manager who was Fully Vetted was Fired by three City Councilmembers Awasthi, Hindi, and Sullivan.

Last night August 31, 2021, another Closed Session Meeting was held, The subject matter was Public Employment (Government Code § 54957)
Title: Interim City/District Manager

I asked Jennifer Phan what was the outcome, here is her response.

Jennifer Phan <>To:Michael Stogner Wed, Sep 1 at 12:48 PM

Hello Michael,

Thank you for reaching out. There was no reportable action from last night’s Closed Session Meeting. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Jennifer Phan

Principal Management Analyst, City Manager Department

City of Foster City

610 Foster City Boulevard | Foster City, CA 94404

P: (650) 286-3223 | F: (650) 577-0983

I look forward to communication from the city as to when the interim city manager pick will again be considered by council, as it would be helpful to residents who are concerned about why the new city manager was fired by three councilmembers, incurring a $300K cost to taxpayers. 

If the firing was a legitimate act by the Gang of Three, how do they explain that the other two voted against it, why would they, you would expect the vote to fire would be 5-0 if there was a good cause.

Time will tell, this is just the beginning.

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