Embattled board member gets censured

MV Whisman trustees officially condemn Steven Nelson; questions raised over board policies

Steven Nelson, the embattled Mountain View Whisman School District trustee, found little support from his colleagues on the board last week. The local elementary and middle school district's governing board voted to publicly condemn Nelson for unprofessional behavior and violating the board's code of conduct, and stripped him of his position as clerk of the board.

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Posted by richard simmons
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm

How immature! By any chance, does he talk with a lisp?

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Posted by Political Insider
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

Not surprised after observing his behavior at council meetings. Smart guy but immature and unable to politic effectively with others who disagree with him.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Given that Gary Wesley is defending Steve Nelson, the old saying that with such friends, one doesn't need enemies comes to mind...

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm

"UC Davis Grad" sounds like a school board member who does not like Steven Nelson. How about using a real name?

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Posted by PoliticalInsider
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

Hey Nelson, Join the club of embattled board people. The former Chair of the VAC had the same thing happen, I raise a toast in your direction. Wesley Esq. , same [Portion removed due to offensive language] happened to the VAC Chair too; he walked out with his head held high after the censure was wrong on all levels. Many thanks to this rag of paper according to everything said. Good luck to this paper and good luck with pursuing a court action. I am sure you can find the former chair of the VAC, and get his support. Oh and only councils have actionable dismissal of Brown Act items. Makes me wonder on many levels why several council members still have their job.

Mr. Nelson you have an appealable position if you care too. I see the VAC Chair gave his 2 cents in his defense and I see there is something published on UTube with a wonder of discussion of the Berlin Wall Segments which I see are ready to be unveiled. Mr. Parkinson's position sternly held on these historic segments while one council member thinks they are just blocks of cement (She needs to be taken to task on that remember her and what she said next election cycle, although I think she is term limited out, still a censure of her is something many in Mountain View want).

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

You are free to disagree. Just don't be a [Portion removed due to offensive language] about it.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

@Eric -- A Steve Nelson supporter, by chance? I never realized that my right to express my opinion depended on your approval.

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