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Save Menlo's true agenda appears

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on May 20, 2014

When challenged about their claimed status as a "general purpose committee" rather than as a "ballot measure committee" Save Menlo's spokesperson Perla Ni said that they can support City Council candidates as well as the initiative in this fall's election.

Perhaps being a stalking horse for their as yet unnamed city council candidates has been their real objective all along and the petiton gathering was just a ploy to raise money and get names and addresses of potential supporters.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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I wonder how many of the people who donated to Save Menlo, whose web site focusses solely on the Lanza/Fry initiative, realize that their money will be spent instead to support candidate for the council chosen, again in secret, by the Save Menlo self appointed and unaccountable leaders?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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5 – Who is the lawyer who helped draft this initiative and what other interests does he represent?

Well finally we find out that "$5,000 -- went to Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a law firm specializing in land-use issues that has popped up in other Menlo Park battles. The firm was also retained by a group of downtown business and property owners unhappy with the way the specific plan's environmental impact analysis was conducted prior to the plan's adoption."


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