Ristow, Moore, Rennie and Prevetti Try to Get a Tax Passed

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Below is a public letter sent by the Town’s Finance Commission Chair as it regards the Town adding another tax, and another poor choice by the Town Manager of a consultant that cost us over $100,000, only to fail her responsibility – just as the Housing Element Consultant failed us.  They cost the Town over $300,000.  Did the town go ahead and pay both for failing their assignments and cost us well over $400,000?


From: Phil Koen
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2024 5:14 PM
To: Mary Badame <MBadame@losgatosca.gov>; ‘mhudes@losgatosca.gov‘ <mhudes@losgatosca.gov>; ‘Rob Rennie’ <RRennie@losgatosca.gov>; ‘rmoore@losgatosca.gov‘ <rmoore@losgatosca.gov>; ‘Maria Ristow’ <MRistow@losgatosca.gov>
Cc: Linda Reiners; Laurel Prevetti <LPrevetti@losgatosca.gov>; Gitta Ungvari <GUngvari@losgatosca.gov>; Wendy Wood <WWood@losgatosca.gov>; ‘Gabrielle Whelan’ <GWhelan@losgatosca.gov>
Subject: Agenda item #14 – 5 year forecast


Dear Honorable Mayor and Town Council Members,

I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Finance Commission. Unfortunately, because of the timing of the Council meeting, the entire Commission has not had an opportunity to review and comment on this memo. I take full responsibility for its content.  I believe the major points expressed by the Finance Commission have been captured and the memo is accurate. Continued

An email To Rob Moore re: the risk to Los Gatos of you not doing your job.

Rob, we would be delighted to sit down with you and fully explain our concern. If you didn’t understand our letter, why not reach out directly and ask us for clarification? Wouldn’t that have been the responsible action to have taken as opposed to posting nonsense on NextDoor? How is that helpful to anyone?