Councilman Bob Frutos on Tuesday requested a closed-session performance evaluation of City Manager Mark Scott, a move that follows weeks of criticism by residents centered around the issue of group homes in residential neighborhoods.
When reached over the phone on Thursday, Frutos declined to comment on why he made the request, citing personnel privacy laws.
Scott, however, has come under fire by residents in recent weeks following a couple of public outreach blunders.
In January, residents were not adequately notified about a public hearing for the state-required housing element. The policy document was approved by City Council and included a section allowing supportive housing — which could mean sober-living facilities that don’t require licensing — in single-family residential neighborhoods, which didn’t sit well with residents.