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Almanac

News - November 7, 2012

Atherton library supporters outspend foes

by Barbara Wood

In the battle over whether or not Atherton should put a new library in Holbrook-Palmer Park, the committee working in support of ballot Measure F, which approves the park location, had not only spent far more money than its opponents had spent, but had also spent at least three times as much as it had raised as of Oct. 20, when the latest campaign-spending reporting period ended.

The state-mandated campaign report shows that by Oct. 20, total contributions to the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park Supporting Measure F totaled $6,875, with a little less than half of it — $3,075 — being raised in the first three weeks of October.

The campaign had, however, spent $22,529, with $14,592 going out in the first three weeks of October. The committee also reported not yet paying any of its bills by Oct. 20.

By comparison, the Committee against Measure F had by Oct. 20 spent $5,775, with $4,649 spent in the first three weeks of October. Donations totaled $8,248, with $3,087 raised during the October reporting period.

Biggest donors to the proponents of Measure F during the reporting period were Marylue Timpson, president of Timpson Enterprises, Inc., and Marion Oster, who listed her occupation as housewife; they each donated $500.

Christina Isenberg, retired, donated $300, while Clay Del Secco and Barbara Glynn, both retired, each donated $250.

The biggest expenses reported for the period were $8,016 to Sacramento-based Duffy & Capitolo, a political campaign management and media firm; and $5,594 to lowercase productions of San Francisco, a branding and information design firm.

John L. Worthing, was the major donor to the Committee Against Measure F during the reporting period, with the retiree donating $1,000. Jeanne Page Fischer, Ross Koeningstein and Pearl Ann Seipp each donated $200 while Elizabeth Glickbarg donated an additional $100 to bring her total contributions to $200. All listed themselves as retired or homemakers.

Spending by the committee fighting to keep the library out of the park went to Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a San Francisco law firm, $265; to Craftsmen Printing of San Jose, $4,089 for printing, postage, delivery and messenger service; and to custom sign makers Wilmes Company, of San Francisco, $267 for lawn signs.

Comments

Posted by Holbrook Palmer Park Library, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

It's all about subterranean baby! Keep the parking/traffic/pollution/noise/cars underground at HBP park. Keep the serenity/calm/peace of the park.


Posted by Who will Cover the Yes on F Debt, a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Posted by follow the money, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Where is the Friends money coming from? Is it some of that "no cost to taxpayer" free money? It must be coming from outside Atherton but who or whom? The whole world wants to know.

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Posted by Yes on F Donors, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

Donors to Yes on F prior to September 30, 2012 are:




Kathy McKeithen $500.00


Denise Kupperman $1000.00


Walter Sleeth $800.00


Joan Sanders $500.00


Sandy Crittenden $1000.00

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Posted by Yes on F Donors , a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

To: Follow the Money,




Possible donors could be builers of the library-- maybe San Mateo County employees?




Who gives that much credit to a political campaign?

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Posted by Ranch Gal, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Nov 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Who needs this library anyway? Ridiculous waste of private funds to build a monstrosity in our park where only 10% at best, of the population, has ever set foot in the old library.


Libraries sadly will be a thing of the past soon since digital books, Google, and the Internet information highway is upon us! At 60 I have an iPad with books on it and suspect that many of my generation do too! I see many older folks reading on their Kindles too.


Tearing down the Main House for a "library" is IMHO... ridiculous!

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Posted by Bernie Madoff, a resident of another community, on Nov 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Finally, something for the FBI to investigate in Atherton!

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