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Atherton: Companies bid to provide town services

Original post made on Jun 28, 2011

Atherton town officials will be reviewing a total of 18 bids from private companies offering to provide public services to the town that are now provided by paid staff in the building and public works departments.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 27, 2011, 5:16 PM

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Posted by h.fox, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I hope the town council remembers that the uncalculated cost of our public employees is the cost of supporting retired employees after CalPERS no longer can. Given the CalPERS politically motivated leadership and the nowhere-near-attainable 8.25% assumed returns,we will left holding a very big ball of debt.


Posted by Voter for Sustainable Government, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Why must public employees feel so entitled? I'm proud of the town of Atherton for working towards fiscal responsibility for their residents--that's what we need from our government. I'd be glad for any of those 13 jobs as would many other unemployed residents. It's time to take a step back from those firm commitments to your high end bargaining, unions. Many of us are chomping at the bit, ready to provide services for less.


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