We were doing so well, it was an unfortunate surprise that the Menlo Gateway group had to slime Chuck Bernstein (three mailers, no less) to "defend" a campaign that was already won. And it stands out that a hefty $15,000 from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) funded a huge and slick mailer putting one of our city employees in the spotlight as a poster child for resisting pension reform — even feeding her a line directly from union leadership.
Let's take this the next step. We don't need $15,000 hit pieces in Menlo Park to tell us what to think. Let's hope the strong-arm types just wasted their money on this town.
Henry Riggs, Callie Lane, Menlo Park
Editor's Note: Henry Riggs was co-chair of the effort to put Measure L pension reform measure on the ballot.