From: Tracey Ruiz
Subject: Transparency of closed session agenda items
Date: January 23, 2018 at 3:13:09 PM PST
To: Regan Candelario, Josh Fryday, Denise Athas, Eric Lucan, Pat Eklund, Pam Drew
Cc: Novato Council
Dear City Manager Candelario, Mayor Fryday and Council:
I wish to call to your attention the closed session agenda item listed below:
- CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8
CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
Property: APN 153-057-22 (City) and 153-057-23 (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit’s – SMART)
City Negotiators: City Manager Regan M. Candelario, City Attorney Jeff Walter, and Public Works Director Russ Thompson
Negotiating Parties: Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District
Under Negotiations: Price and Terms of Payment
I noticed that the properties of the city and SMART are merely listed as APN numbers (153-057-22 and 153-057-23). This continued use of identifying properties, without also using common names or city streets or addresses, runs counter to the city’s stated goals of government transparency.
Recall that last year an item was pulled from the agenda because it was only listed by APN numbers.
Thank you for your consideration of this matter.
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