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Minutes of a Special Meeting <br /> May 19, 2001 <br /> Town of Los Altos Hills <br /> City Council Special Meeting <br /> Saturday, May 19, 2001, 8:30 A.M. <br /> Mayor Finn's home: 12000 Finn Lane <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER: <br /> Mayor Finn called the Special Meeting of the City Council to order at 8:30 a.m. <br /> Present: Mayor Finn and Councilmembers Casey, Cheng, <br /> Fenwick and O'Malley <br /> Absent: None <br /> Staff: City Manager Maureen Cassingham Planning Director <br /> Carl Cahill, Public Works Manager Jim Rasp, Finance <br /> Director Carol Ferrell, Building Official Bill Carino, <br /> Building Technician Jeanne Evilsizer, Office Manager <br /> Beth Ebben, Assistant Planner Matt Weintraub and City <br /> • Clerk Pat Dowd <br /> 2. RETREAT WITH CONSULTANT TO DISCUSS ITEMS OF GENERAL <br /> INTEREST TO CITY COUNCIL AND STAFF <br /> Council met with Dr. Marilyn Manning, the facilitator, and the City Manager <br /> from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to discuss items of general interest and to <br /> establish goals. At 11:00 a.m. the discussion continued with other staff <br /> members. Initially the discussion revolved around the personality profiles <br /> which had been taken by all Councilmembers and staff members. The different <br /> personality types were outlined and the methods of working and interacting <br /> with the types were addressed. The facilitator commented that the overall view <br /> of the personality types portrayed by Council and staff exhibited a good mix of <br /> different types with different approaches to issues and problems. <br /> A general discussion took place on what staff felt were current needs and <br /> concerns in the organization and on what they considered to be pluses to <br /> working at Town Hall. The needs and concerns raised included in part: <br /> updating records retention; a new Town Hall; consistency in leadership, <br /> direction and priorities; limited staff and thus limited time to get projects done; <br /> and increased regulatory requirements in areas such as finance which required <br /> May 19, 2001 <br /> Special City Council Meeting <br /> 1 <br />