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New Atherton rule: Is aim to stifle dissent?

Original post made on Jul 5, 2009

Members of a city council might detest each other in private, but they usually manage to keep things civil in public, at least for the duration of a council meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Even straighter, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm

[Post removed; off-point comments posted by same person using different names]


Posted by glenn, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 6, 2009 at 6:25 am

[Post removed; off-point comments posted by same person using different names]


Posted by On-point comment, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

It is plainly wrong for the Atherton Town Council to attempt to stifle dissent by restricting the open discussion of issues.

Although the Almanac has taken the correct side of this issue through its well-written editorial, I sense the irony attached to this opinion being made along with the wholesale deletion of posts by the Almanac that express dissent with certain governmental affairs in Atherton as well.

I am not John Johns.


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