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Viewpoint - October 24, 2007

Guest opinion: Who owns Atherton's urns?

by Randy and Lisa Lamb

Has the Atherton City Council gained so much control that they feel that they have authority over our personal property?

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Posted by abc, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 24, 2007 at 12:04 am

BRAVO, Randy and Lisa. The court clearly made the right decision. It is unfortunate that the Atherton City Council put you through what must have been an aggravating experience. The unknown provenance of the urns and the lack of historical evidence should have been enough but the mis-guided council made a very bad decision.

We in Menlo Park are collectively also struggling with the question of what is historical or culturally relevant. A few in town, including our Mayor have decided that a poured concrete sixty year old theater is worthy of several million dollars of public tax expenditure to turn over for private use. Go figure.