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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 <jphan@fostercity.org>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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Foster City Council Moving Fast, Interim City Manager.

By Michael G. Stogner

Tonight 6:00 PM Another Closed Session Meeting.

You will remember it was just a few days ago Richa Awasthi, Sam Hindi, Patrick Sullivan voted to FIRE Dr. Peter Pirnejad, the newly hired City Manager, in a Closed Session Meeting on August 25, 2021. Mayor Sanjay Gehani and councilmemberJon Froomin voted against that.

Tonight in another closed session meeting, guess what they are going to do? Fill that position with the person they planned to fill it with all along.

Why didn’t they just appoint this person at the August 25, 2021 Closed Session Meeting?

What about the wasting of Police Chief Tracy Avelar’s time and energy, as she was just appointed acting City Manager and given a 5% raise with the new title, or the Citizens Ad Hoc Committee, which vetted Dr. Peter Pirnejad which included San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy. I can confirm the that Mike Callagy had no idea that there was any problem with Dr. Peter Pirnejad with the three councilmembers, and he was completely unaware of the August 25, 2021 Closed Session Meeting which resulted in City Manager being Fired without cause.

This has been a Very Expensive adventure that the Taxpayers of Foster City get to pay, the Nine month salary and benefits to Dr. Pirnejad is about $270,000 plus the Fee to Avery & Associates $23,400 the Recruitment Hiring Firm.

AGENDA 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:00 PM 

SPECIAL MEETING 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL
Councilmembers/ex officio EMID Directors Richa Awasthi, Jon Froomin, Sam Hindi, Patrick Sullivan and Mayor/President Sanjay Gehani

PUBLIC
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3(a), members of the public wishing to address the Council may do so, and the comments shall be limited to the Special Meeting notice topic(s). Speakers may join the Zoom meeting via the meeting link and using the “raise hand” feature and the Zoom host will call on people.

CLOSED SESSION

4.1. Public Employment (Government Code § 54957) 

Title: Interim City/District Manager 

Residents might want to make a comment tonight, before the meeting takes place.

Something for the Foster City Residents to think about is this, If there was really something wrong with the hire of Dr. Peter Pirnejad the VOTE would have been 5-0 in favor of firing him. It wasn’t, it was 3-2 with 3 yes votes to terminate.

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Foster City, Who’s Flying the Plane?

By Michael G. Stogner

Hindi, Awasthi, Sullivan, The Residents want Decency.

It wasn’t that long ago that a group of Foster City residents got together and said Enough is Enough. They organized, collected signatures, put a Recall measure on the ballot, and removed the Vice Mayor, from office, and they were SUCCESSFUL Why? Lack of Decency, that’s why. They wanted their Elected Officials to behave in a respectful and decent manner at all times, especially towards members of the public.

de·cen·cy/ˈdēsənsē/Learn to pronouncenoun

  1. behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability.

The residents of Foster City have demonstrated before their demand for Honesty and Decency.

This story is at the very beginning it is about San Mateo County Politics and Those Who Matter vs. the Residents.

What was so important to remove the Recently Hired City Manager at this moment in time when the Assistant City Manager had just left Foster City 2 weeks ago, and has not been replaced. That equals a Leadership vacuum that was self inflicted by Hindi, Awasthi, and Sullivan. They have caused their City to be missing the two Full time employees who run the City.

Surely they must have a plan that they just haven’t shared yet, and the public looks forward to learning about it.

Imagine being on a 747 flight from SFO to Hawaii and you’ve just been informed that your Pilot and Co-Pilot are No Longer Flying the plane.

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