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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 | 1233 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 | 2225 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 | 2225 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 | 3161 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 | 926 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 | 1657 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. 614 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 | 827 Views

MENLO PARK

Save Menlo shows its hypocracy

Save Menlo has finally shown its true colors and its true intentions - rather than working with Stanford or the city council...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 799 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Parcel Tax: Yes or NO

Now is an excellent time to start a discussion on the forthcoming Atherton Parcel Tax vote which will occur in November....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:11 am | 9 comments | 1000 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union? Restricted to registered users

I urge all of the candidates to decline to be interviewed by the firefighters' union and to refuse to accept either endorsement...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 666 Views

ATHERTON

Parcel Tax - YES or NO

The council has voted to place the renewal of the current Atherton Parcel Tax on the 5 Nov ballot. Here is the Ballot...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill aka Llib, on Aug 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm | 23 comments | 2305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good Tesla

I note that Tesla is today removing the last of its vehicles from its ECR site. Save Menlo should be happy - less traffic...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 11, 2013 at 7:46 am | 3 comments | 346 Views

ATHERTON

A wonderful example of local government transparency

http://apd.crimegraphics.com/2013/default.aspx Crime Graphics - CitizenRIMS CitizenRIMS GraphicThe Town launched CitizenRIMS...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 246 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Not-so-presidedntial Obama Worrisome

A resident of Sunnyvale Two very desirable and indeed necessary qualities for any president of the United States are wisdom...

Original post made by Peter F. Lindquist on Oct. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Relay For Life in Menlo Park

Local residents will be walking around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s Relay...

Original post made by Peter Fechheimer on Jul. 18, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2436 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo School & College Project

The people who live near this must be very excited about this project. What does it sound like when property values tank? Menlo...

Original post made by Phar Lap on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by move over, on Jan 6, 2013 at 6:16 am | 1 comment | 1222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local Boy Scouts collect a ton of food

Menlo Atherton Boy Scout Troop 206 collected over a ton of food for the needy in the annual pre-Thanksgiving Scouting for...

Original post made by Phil McHale on Nov. 27, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2416 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Council: Please Ask Us!

The November 28th Council Meeting provided an unusual insight into the closed meeting workings of the Council. At issue was...

Original post made by please ask on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Sworn to Uphold, on Dec 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 3 comments | 1008 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: A Government or a Business?

This Wednesday a very important vote on employee’s compensation/benefits will be made by the Council to chart the course...

Original post made by please stop on Nov. 25, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:51 am | 28 comments | 1560 Views
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