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Atherton - Charter City?

Original post made by Bell Rizzo, Atherton: other, on May 12, 2012

Atherton's Council will consider whether to become a Charter City this Wednesday.

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Posted by farmville
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on May 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted by Between the lines
a resident of Atherton: other
on May 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Unions hate charter cities since they have more flexibility in dealing with fiscal union issues. In a charter city, voters can determine benefits for union workers such as police and fire.

Smart move by Atherton to try to get its fiscal house in order. Expect unions to lobby strenuously to prevent it.

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Posted by Questions
a resident of Atherton: other
on May 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Since the council eliminated one union last year, this is about more than union. Would a charter city allow the council to tax real estate transactions?

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