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Voter's Guide: Measure L for "Limit" on pension benefits

Original post made on Oct 16, 2010

Public employee pension plans garnered nationwide attention as the recession chipped away at city financial reserves, and Menlo Park was no exception. With CalPERS faltering, the city could find itself facing a multi-million dollar bill for its pension benefits, because taxpayers must make up any shortfall.

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Posted by Not a Property Tax payer
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm

There are people planting No on L signs in front of our apartments today. And the same signs also planted some other apartments own by the same landlord. He also endorsed the incumbents who are also against Measure L. Wonder what the landlord has to gain from against Measure L?

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Posted by ask for a sign
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Dear Not a Property Tax Payer

You acn send a message to the Yes on L people and get a sign to put in your window in support of Measure L.

Send an email to

[Portion removed; baseless innuendoes of unethical behavior violate terms of use.]

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Posted by The sign collector
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:26 am


Please place your campaign signs in a place where Heyward Robbingsigns can not steal them, During the last election cycle Heyward Robinson was observed stealing signs for his competitors because he deemed them to be in unauthorized locations. Rather than calling the police department, Mr. Robinson took the law into his own hands and stole the signs. There is no due process where Heyward is oncerned. His wife drove the getaway car.

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Posted by modest proposal
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm

The irony of course is that 2 @ 60, while being the lowest you can go under Calpers, is still pretty good. If the unions were crafty, they'd make a bunch of 'pro' L signs that said things like "Yes on L: Give Our Unions the Guaranteed Lifetime Pensions They Deserve!" That could confuse people into thinking it was actually giveaway.

I'm joking (mostly).

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Posted by Menlo Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:54 am

Given the outrageous lies that Kelly Fergusson told in the voters guide regarding proposition L and her consistently putting the Employee Unions interests above those of the residents we should recall her from office. Kelly Fergusson has trampled upon the rights of Menlo Park residents for far too long. She must be removed from office. The sooner the better.

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