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Letter: Lack of transparency at Atherton council meeting

Original post made on May 28, 2009

Transparency is a popular word in the political arena all across the country. I cannot speak for the entire U.S.A., but I know it was absent from the May 20 Town Council meeting on Item 30.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by lois
a resident of another community
on May 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Now I know what Charles was talking about when he referred to "getting the schaaf"


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Posted by fed up
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 29, 2009 at 8:47 am

The lack of transparency at Atherton Town hall has led to an anything goes attitude amongst both the City Council and the staff.

The attempt by Marsala to steal money from the Library District to feed a bloated beauracracy, pensions that our residents can neither afford nor do the town employees deserve and to pay lawers at $300 per hour to fend off lawsuits resulting from reckless behavior on the part of Town employees are cases in point.

It is time to throw the bums out and get a fresh start.


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Posted by Mason
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on May 30, 2009 at 8:01 am

The only time Charles Marsala faced an opponent in an election he lost.

Councilman Marsala is on the City Council because, during his initial run at Council and at the time his seat was up for re election, nobody else was interested in serving.

In my opinion Mr.Marsala is the product of voter apathy, mediocracy at best, incompetence at worst.

With all due respect, it isn\'t a lack of transparency it is a lack of interest amongst the electorate that Atherton suffers from.


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Posted by Thelma
a resident of Atherton: other
on May 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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