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Atherton Straw Poll Favors Strong Mayor

Original post made by t Rex, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Jan 17, 2010

An informal poll conducted by the Atherton League of Interested Civilians (ALIC) shows strong support for charter change in which Atherton's Council Manager form of government would be replaced by a strong mayor.

The funding for the straw poll and the originating sponsor remain unclear. However by a 3 to 1 margin, registered and likely voters expressed a clear mandate for change.

One voter seems to have expressed a sentiment held by many in saying that, a City Manager is like a dictatorship, no matter how benevolent it is vastly inferior to a direct democracy.

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Posted by Candle Lighter
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Let me put it this way: we definitely need a strong mayor, if not by the literal form of government definition, at least as an adjective.

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Posted by bob marley
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Here is a revolutionary idea. Overthrow the illegitimate unelected shadow government that pulls the strings of the Council and Manager as though they were puppets.

Freedom Now!

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Posted by mao tse tung
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.

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Posted by Karl Marx
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

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Posted by thoms jefferson
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

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Posted by abraham lincoln
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

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Posted by Mark Twain
a resident of another community
on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

We have the best government that money can buy.

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