In the interest of Open Government and Transparency the following information was obtained on Ms. Stump through the California State Bar web-site which among other things, lists her practice.
Paloaltofreepress.com attempted to call her too wish her well in her new assignment and also ask her to define and list her TOP Legal Priorities as she envisions them for the city of Palo Alto.
My wish list includes: Palo Alto social media policy for twitter, facebook and emails. Currently there are none defined for general public use in harmony with the First Amendment. See associated PA links below.
Palo Alto secret behind closed door minutes:
If anyone thinks that what is being discussed behind these secret closed door meetings, will not influence Palo Alto City Council members on the value of social media evolving policy changes, is asleep behind the social media mouse and in stark contrast with the Mayors claims of Open Government and Transparency.
Palo Alto Press Release – Contact Karen Holman 650.444.4017
Up-Date: PA City Attorney Molly Suzanne Stump Employment Contract – Golden Parachute Clauses
7.1. Severance Pay. If Stump is asked to resign or is terminated as City Attorney, she shall receive a cash severance payment or payments (without interest) at intervals specified by Stump, equaling six (6) months salary and benefits calculated at the date of
termination. The six (6) month severance benefit will increase by one month for each completed year of service, to a maximum of nine (9) months. (By way of example, after one year of service, the severance benefit will be seven  months, after two years it will be eight  months and after three years or more it will be nine  months.)
7.2. Non-Payment of Severance under Certain Conditions. If the termination of Stump is the result of conviction of a felony, she shall not be paid any severance pay.
**Misdemeanor(s), DUI convictions, California State Bar moral turpitude issues are excluded. Based on the provisions as outlined in this contract she would be entitled to all severance pay.
Molly Suzanne Stump – #177165
Current Status: Active
This member is active and may practice law in California.
See below for more details.
|Address||Ofc City Attorney
1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Phone Number||(415) 554-4628|
|Fax Number||(415) 554-4763|
|District||District 4||Undergraduate School||Pomona Coll; Claremont CA|
|County||San Francisco||Law School||UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|6/14/1995||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Explanation of member status
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
|Disciplinary and Related Actions|
|This member has no public record of discipline.|
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|