Comments by Cowards
Original post made by James Dobbie, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Apr 9, 2010
I have no problems with people disagreeing with me but the word that is used for people who say nasty things but don't sign their name is "coward".
I have lived inm Atherton for 16 years and have been involved in town affairs for much of that time,only recently as a council member.
Kathy McKeithen in my mind is the best Council member I have been privileged to work with. She spends an enormous amount of time on town affairs and is beholden to no special interests. That is not the case for all council members. One of our members has accepted the endorsement of the Atherton police officers association and received most of the election funds from people associated with the builder and development business.
How can one be objective in town decisions under these circumstances.
I voted against rescinding road impact funds which could amount to 1.6 million dollars because I believed that the impact of heavy dump trucks on our roads should be paid for by the people that use them.
This fee may or may not be illegal. We never went the distance to explore that possibility.
The parcel tax which required a vote of all residents raises about 1.8 million per year and we, without much thought decided to raid the towns coffers which are nearly empty for 1.6 million.
Atherton needs council members that can be ethical and honest.
I am signing my name
Jim Dobbie, Vice Mayor