Posted by geez oh pete, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Jul 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm
I didn't see anybody propose anything. I only read that Atherton is either breaking even on the building department or making money off of it. If this is the case then it lays to waste the argument that we can't afford to provide building services in house.
My sense is that Danielson wanted to flush the building department and public works down the toilet because he didn't like the smell emanating from those two departmens.
If that's the case then it would seem as though Danielson's action is vindication of the former Finance Director's audits.
It is strange really. Atherton lies about its finances because it dosen't want to admit it made a mistake in firing Johns. It doesn't want to admit that Johns was right when he called attention to the corruption that ran rampant in that trailer across the street from Town Hall.
The problem is that if Atherton doesn't admit its mistakes, it will never be able to correct them.