Claremont Insider: Upcoming Closed Council Session

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Upcoming Closed Council Session

The Claremont City Council is holding a closed session meeting Thursday, November 29th, at 5:30pm at City Hall.

The two agenda items are the performance evaluations of Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker and City Attorney Sonia Carvalho. You can't participate in the discussion, though you might wonder, as the real employer of city staff, how do you get your input into these sorts of things.

The truth is, your opinion doesn't matter a whole lot. Just pay the bill and don't ask questions.

It being the holidays and all, we suspect the council will be very generous with their evaluations and the rewards they'll be handing out. Carvahlo and her firm, Best, Best & Krieger, are under contract to the city. Carvalho markets herself as an expert on the Ralph M. Brown Act, which in Claremont seems to mean she's an expert at figuring out ways to get as much city business as possible into closed session.

The council will report on the session after they have concluded the evaluations.