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Original post made by whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Aug 14, 2014

Atherton resident Carpenter replaces lawn with artificial turf,

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Posted by Cut it out
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Cause there's a severe drought in California and Carpenter stepped up with a major investment to help and try to set a pace. Of course it's newsworthy.


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Posted by CuriousKat
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Here's the elephant in the room ...

Didn't the fire department just put fake grass in at it's stations? How much did that cost and is the payback period the same as 15 years? If so, is this good use of tax dollars? Was the expense approved by the Board or just "done"?

Did the same company do the Director Carpenter's job??


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"Did the same company do the Director Carpenter's job??"

NO.

And there is no 'elephant' in the room. The Fire Chief's decision to replace water hungry grass with artificial turf was well within his delegated budget authority.


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Posted by drama queen
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

Why does the fire dept need fake grass? Did a soccer game break out?

Why not natural plantings?

Whats the quick, back of the napkin, ROI?

No way it saves 50 grand of water. Cutting the kawn can be done by the boys as oart of their contracted 2 hour exercise program.

What was the deal, and did peter use the same company?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Drama - please read the story and the prior postings before making a fool of yourself:

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
13 hours ago
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
"Did the same company do the Director Carpenter's job??"

NO.


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Posted by drama queen
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

He dramatically claims to have studied the matter for his home.

Did you do similar study for the fire dept?

If not, why not?

If so, why not share the ROI figures?

Sunlight. Good for more than plastic grass.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Drama - Please read the prior posts before making a fool of yourself again and again:


"Did you do similar study for the fire dept?

If not, why not?"

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
13 hours ago
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

The Fire Chief's decision to replace water hungry grass with artificial turf was well within his delegated budget authority.


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Posted by drama queen
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

Not answering the questions, eh?

Typical. Berate the poster. Be sure to use "fool" in as many forms as possible.


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Posted by drama queen
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:48 am

He dramatically claims to have studied the matter for his home.

Did you do similar study for the fire dept?

If not, why not?

If so, why not share the ROI figures?

Why was this supposedly worth the money for the taxpayers wgen there is little to no upkeep costs to offset?

What was the cost, and the ROI?


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Posted by drama queen
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

Better to admit you don't know than berate voters.

Even if you did, with dramatic flair, study it completely for your home.

Whats the return on taxpayer dollars?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"Did you do similar study for the fire dept?

If not, why not?"

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
13 hours ago
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

The Fire Chief's decision to replace water hungry grass with artificial turf was well within his delegated budget authority.


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