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Requirements for Councilmen in Atherton

Original post made by QUID$ PRO QUO$, Atherton: other, on Jan 26, 2010

All council members should need to document enough income to insure they will not need to rely on the regular exchange of political favors in order to sustain either their stomachs or their power base.

All council members show documentation that they have never at ant time lived in New Orleans or any place that has a political culture of "back room" ,"old boys club" ,or "winking the other way" police depts.

All council members should be required to exhibit that they have THEIR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER before they are allowed to pretend that they have anything to "constructive" to offer this town.

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Posted by Call the FBI
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm

FBI San Francisco
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th. Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-9523
sanfrancisco.fbi.gov
(415) 553-7400

Have the system looked into Call the FBI. Make sure everyone is above board.
Are City people allowed to ask personnel favors from Atherton residents?


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Posted by Not Necessary
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I think a more appropriate qualification should be the following;

Police reports, it should be required that council members not have a police records that would include, such offenses as DUI's domestic violence, and searches and seizures of their property, which only occurs whenever there is reason to show cause.

Medical examinations, council members should be physically fit and up for the job. The results of this exam should be made public. The President of the United States is required to that. Yes, I realize he's running a country, but your running a community within a country or at least pretending to.

Lastly, I think a psych profile should required. Council members should be physically and mentally fit for the job. Nothing worse than a handful of council people suffering from arrested development, such that a town has to put up with pettiness from adults who act like children. This for sure would be a great way to weed out unproductive types. Who's on board with this one?


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Posted by question?mark
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:11 am


If you get yourself in a jam in Atherton-don't ask your local councilmen for advice--they may hit you up for a loan if you appear to have gotten yourself over a pork barrel.


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Posted by WOW
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Mar 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

Did you read the San Mateo Daily News today? DAMN!


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Posted by True Blue
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Yep--I read it...and the San Jose Mercury News.. and the Palo Alto Daily...
The Almanac had a reporter at the council meeting so I'm wondering why they have elected to ignore the Marsala "LOAN??" issue to date.
It seems that they only report on any Atherton controversy AFTER another paper has cracked the ice for them to follow.
Why is that ...? This is our local paper! Too close to home?


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