Town Square

Post a New Topic

Editorial: Another stinger for Atherton

Original post made on Dec 22, 2009

The $230,000 Atherton agreed to pay out last week to settle a civil lawsuit filed by police officer Pilar Ortiz-Buckley, who claimed she suffered ongoing sexual harassment from public works supervisor Troy Henderson, shows just how vulnerable a small town can be to the indiscretions of its employees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by mercy
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Sounds like the public in general should be relieved that this online forum occasionally compensates for Atherton's dufus management style --Sure--you have to pick through the postings with an editor's eye--but it would be hard for anyone to miss the fact that just last month, our crazy council gave Mr. Gruber a big fat raise for mishandling yet another issue---maybe he really is doing exactly what the council wants.......

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Town Manager form of Government
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Atherton has a Town Manager form of Government. In other words, Gruber should be held to answer for all of this. The council should let him go and find a better candidate.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by good $ after bad
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Who wants to bet that the council will approve another round of raises with the hope of that this will take the focus their problems.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,196 views

New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,508 views

Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,892 views

A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,578 views

Rugged in Retail
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 438 views