More from City Hall: Grumbling and the grand jury

7 p.m.:

The council is discussing¬†its response to the San Joaquin County civil grand jury’s reports on various matters at City Hall. At the podium is former Information Technology Director Kevin Grumbling, who was laid off in the budget crisis this year and who has filed a claim against the city opposing his layoff. Grumbling said the city’s response to a grand jury report on information technology matters is inaccurate. He said that if the response is delivered to the grand jury as proposed he will write a letter to the court objecting to it.

Grumbling is asking the council to call forward Chief Financial Officer Mark Moses to discuss the city’s interest in technological advances. Moses and Deputy City Manager Laurie Montes are at the side of the room.

Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is asking Grumbling if he’s read documents the city referred to when it said it had maintained a comprehensive disaster recovery plan and a continuity plan. Grumbling said those documents are not responsive.

City Manager Gordon Palmer said any document could be better than it is but that the city does in fact have such documents in place.

7:12 p.m.:

Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin said it has only been in the last two or three years that City Hall has embraced the importance of technology. It was unfortunate, she said, that the city fell into financial crisis forcing difficult spending choices.

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