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AROUND TOWN

A great three point plan for local government employee pay and pension reform

By Bob Cuddy | bcuddy@thetribunenews.com Pension reforms negotiated over the past several years by San Luis Obispo County...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 18, 2012
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Mar 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 790 Views

ATHERTON

Where should the new Atherton library be located?

There have been numerous Forum Topics on the new Atherton library but none which asked the simple question - Where should...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Flood Park or Menlo College, on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:19 am | 7 comments | 1362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kudos to Facebook; Shame on Menlo Park

Kudos are due to Facebook for simultaneously negotiating with Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:03 am | 16 comments | 1790 Views

AROUND TOWN

More wasted tax dollars - abolish this Health Care District

"When the taxpayer-funded Peninsula Health Care District established a loan program to attract new physicians in 2003, officials...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 29, 2012
There are no comments yet. 881 Views

ATHERTON

Library in the Park train is leaving the station

Anyone who thinks that the Town Council is even considering getting citizen input on its controversial 3-2 split decision...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Council Packets, on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 914 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new benchmark for cost of police services

The Woodside Town Council approved a budget that included ■ Sheriff's contract: A council majority approved a three-year...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 21, 2012
There are no comments yet. 683 Views

ATHERTON

Citizens' Petition for a Special Meeting of the Town Council on the new library

The location of the new upgraded Town library has become a very controversial issue. Here is a citizens' petition for a Special...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 23, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm | 2 comments | 797 Views

MENLO PARK

Time for Menlo Park to outsource police services

With the Police Chief's departure It is time to stop the bleeding - Menlo Park should outsource its police services to the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm | 9 comments | 1134 Views

ATHERTON

A victory for the democratic process

Hi Valerie-   The Mayor and I spoke yesterday about your petition for a special meeting. We will call a special meeting...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 962 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 12290 Views

ATHERTON

What makes Atherton Police department special

All of these San Mateo County police departments provide for the safe disposal of old medications: There are confidential...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Answer, on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm | 2 comments | 1406 Views

ATHERTON

Yes on Measure F - Lying or Delusion??

The just circulated mailer urging a Yes on Measure F states: "Build Atherton's New library - No Cost to Taxpayers". Either...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 8 comments | 1830 Views

ATHERTON

Time for a new direction for our Town Council

Whomever is elected to the Atherton Town Council now is the time for our five elected Town representatives to set a new direction...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by Give it a rest, on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | 26 comments | 1219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perhaps a better way to improve pedestrian and bike safety

Today, 1 January 2013, many communities in the UK introduced 20 MPH speed limits in areas where cars, pedestrians and bicycles...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:47 am | 8 comments | 2212 Views

ATHERTON

Where will the Town Manager live and at whose expense?

The Council's 16 January agenda includes this item: 13. WATKINS HOUSE RESIDENCY Report: City Manager Rodericks Recommendation:...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by videofan, on Jan 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm | 6 comments | 2208 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are 30 people allowed to gridlock El Camino every day?

Menlo Park is the only jurisdiction south of Highway 84 that devotes one of the three lanes of ECR to parking - allowing...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 71 comments | 3139 Views

MENLO PARK

Are Menlo Park's sidewalks too narrow?

In a response to another question Mom has posted the following: Posted by mom, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 15 comments | 910 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Council to ignore Specific Plan procedures and its Planning Commission

"The April 2, 2013 City Council agenda features a memorandum from Council Members Keith and Cline requesting that the Council...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Long time resident, on Apr 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 39 comments | 1642 Views

AROUND TOWN

What happens when reasonable developments are turned down

From today's SJ Mercury News: "Mercury News Editorial Posted: 05/31/2013 03:00:00 PM PDT Updated: 06/02/2013 05:51:21...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 601 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton survey - A wolf in sheep's clothing and badgering the witness

Many Atherton residents were the recipients of a letter from the Atherton Town Manager this week. The letter asks the recipient...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jun 8, 2013 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 817 Views
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