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Atherton: Four candidates for three council seats

Original post made on Aug 13, 2014

With the close of the filing period on Aug. 8, Atherton has an official roster of City Council candidates for the Nov. 4 election: incumbents Bill Widmer and Rick DeGolia will be joined by challengers Rose Hau and Mike Lempres.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Sad
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

I think it's unfortunate there is not going to be much in the way of choice for this election. Four candidates for three seats. But that probably is a result of the general nastiness that has been associated with Atherton politics, and the attitude that anyone who disagrees with the status quo should be ostracized. I'm thinking of the Kathy McKeithen blog here, which also called out a recent council candidate for ridicule simply because she was perceived to be aligned with Kathy on some issues.

I think what would benefit Atherton is an expansion of the council to more seats, like Woodside has, and a by-neighborhood voting system so a rep is chosen from each neighborhood. This would enable individual issues to get more attention. I think Atherton could be divided into seven zones that would make sense.


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