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Atherton set to hire firm to outsource services

Original post made on Aug 16, 2011

The town of Atherton is poised to hire Interwest Consulting Group to provide services now performed by its building department staff, a move Interim City Manager John Danielson says will save the town more than $350,000 in the current fiscal year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 11:52 AM

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Posted by Ron Shepherd
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I wonder how much Menlo Park could save by outsourcing its building department functions? I further wonder if Menlo Park will investigate the potential savings?

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Posted by apples and oranges
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Aug 17, 2011 at 11:29 am

Menlo Park and Atherton are night and day in size and demand. Atherton is so very small with no businesses within the town borders the outsource makes sense. Menlo Park, on the other hand, has commercial, private businesses, large businesses and a whole lot more residential properties to contend with. Outsizing for a small little town makes sense. Menlo Park would end up paying more and are smart to keep it under their roof.

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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

apples -

I suspect you are right. But there is one way to find out and it doesn't take much effort.

Just ask...

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Posted by DumbBell Calif 94027
a resident of Atherton: other
on Aug 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Even before Danialson's first day on the job in Atherton, questions were being raised on this very forum about his ties to Interwest Consulting Group and his long history of coming on board as a new manager in towns like Elk Grove, immediately outsourcing all the services to Interwest and or CSG and then eventually getting fired for the results.
and yet......Here he goes again.................
I realize that the Council have all completely lost their minds by now..but doesn't the Almanac remember any of this?
Scroll through page 5 of the Almanac archive under Atherton

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