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Atherton hires new city attorney

Original post made on Feb 18, 2009

Wynne Furth, Atherton's new city attorney, will make her debut tonight at the Wednesday, Feb. 18, city council meeting. Ms. Furth, of Oakland-based McDonough, Holland & Allen, has previously served as the acting city attorney for Palo Alto and as the city attorney of Claremont.

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Posted by Martin Engel
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Feb 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Welcome, Ms. Furth. One of your first jobs will be to educate the council and rail committee about eminent domain adverse takings, inverse condemnation and related topics as the California High-Speed Rail Authority comes down the Peninsula like a Tsunami, inundating Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto, among many other towns. I look forward to meeting you at a monthly rail committee meeting.

Cordially,

Martin


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Posted by alison
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 12, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Welcome Ms. Furth

Your first task will be to educate the City Council on how to treat its employees and contract vendors.

Public statements like "they'll charge you what they can get away with" show an utter contempt for those who chose public sector over more lucrative industries.

If you are outraged, you have a right to be.


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Posted by Fiscally responsible
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

With all the legal bills piling up, there\'s got to be some way to hold the former City Attorney for giving such bad advice to the Town.

I urge Ms. Furth to find a way.


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