This report provides the annual performance evaluation of the City's contract for services with Narconon Palo Alto (NPA). As was the case with all human services contractors, the report was undertaken during the second quarter of the 1976-77 contract in order to be available for consideration during the early planning stages of the 1977-78 budget process. However, this report is unique because it is the final report on a terminated contract.
The report uses as appropriate a standard format developed for annual evaluations. First, the methodology used in the construction of the report is noted. Background information on NPA and its relationship with the City is given. Next, NPA performance is assessed; first, its performance during the first quarter of the present contract; second, its performance during the third and fourth quarters of the 1975-76 contract. Some information for the second quarter of 1976-77 is included because the report is intended as a final report on NPA. Notes on community need, available resources and current trends in the field of anti-drug abuse are given, in order to provide a perspective on NPA's performance. At this point, utilizing the previous information including performance criteria specified in the contract, a staff analysis is possible. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are given as appropriate.
This is just the introduction but you will find the full report interesing. I lived in the area at that time and remember following the time when the city ceased to fund them $cientology filed suit. I believe they named the City manager and several Jane and John Does. After the raid of the cult on July 8 l978 papers were produced showing Mary Sue had asked "Who has a vested interest in exposing Narconon in Palo Alto ?" According to this report there were many citizens who did not like the idea of their tax money going to this group .