Rabenaldt asks for apology from Pismo council
February 20, 2008
Bill Rabenaldt has been crossing swords with his fellow Pismo Beach City Council members over their recent censure of him in response to a query he made to the California Coastal Commission.
Rabenaldt sent this letter Wednesday to City Manager Kevin Rice and Mayor Mary Ann Reiss:
“I am requesting that you place an item on the agenda to rescind my censure and offer an apology to me and the public. It has become quite clear that the public has condemned this action.
“I hope you are big enough to realize you have made a mistake and the action was orchestrated by you and Shelly and a violation of the Brown Act was committed when you convinced staff to contact a third council member.
“Just so you know. I have no intention of returning my computer, credit card or allowing you to limit my presence at important meetings on behalf of the public. I have told you personally that I have no intention to litigate this and other issues even though I have been offered free representation by three attorneys who live in the City of Pismo Beach.
“Let’s simply get past this issue. The week before you pulled this stunt, I asked Lori to get me a new computer because mine didn’t work any longer. I still want and need this computer to work with the public. If my credit card has been cancelled, this needs to be reinstated. If travel arrangements are being made for any member of the council, I should have the same opportunity.
“This is simple. Place an item on the agenda regarding this censure, apologize to me and the public and rescind the censure.”