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Top stories of 2013

Original post made on Dec 30, 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge of stories. Menlo Park struggled with growth pains; Woodside brainstormed how to grow. Atherton took a large step toward better transparency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 30, 2013, 4:19 PM

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Posted by binding
a resident of another community
on Dec 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

According to this article, "The Menlo Park City Council tweaked the arbitration process during contract negotiations with police unions this year, yet retained the binding clause."

If Sandy Brundage spent as much time attending city council meetings as she does listening in on private conversations at Menlo hub, she would know that the council did not retain the binding clause this year during contract negotiations with the police unions. If this information is worth writing about in the "top stories" article, we hope Ms. Brundage would do some minimal research. This year, the council did vote to retain the binding clause in the contract with the PMA, but not the POA. Officer Vasquez is a member of the POA.

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Posted by Feeling defensive?
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Council has yet to vote on the POA contract. Generally the city grants the same terms to each union faction. Nice try at clouding the real issue. By the way - conversation held in public at a bar at a shared table? Not private by anyone's definition.

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