Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Peter Carpenter is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
As Councilman Marsala has stated "As a town we should look to build community and that does not happen by spending the taxpayer’s dollars in lawsuits against those taxpayers and the school district- especially when there are other options."
This lawsuit is a perfect example of what happens when reasonable people start listening to lawyers and stop talking to each other.
Lawyers should give advice, not dictate the decisions of intelligent elected and appointed officials. One hour of honest face to face discussion between the Town Manager and this plaintiff would have, and still could, end this dispute at ZERO cost to the Town.
Ego and legal advice should not preclude wise decisions.