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Editorial: Atherton on the budget ropes

Original post made on Mar 11, 2009

Like many communities, Atherton is facing a major shortfall in this year's budget. But while the economic downturn is partially at fault, Atherton has only itself to blame for a large part of its expected $2 million deficit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by marc, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Go ahead Tom, blame the last guy to leave town hall.


I think I'll start reading the palo alto daily. Although they have an anti-government slant, at least they do their homework before writing an editorial.

Talk about lazy journalism........


Posted by robert, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Well at least Tom knows what side his bread is buttered on.

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I don't own a construction business. I don't sell houses in Atherton, I don't buy advertising space in your newspaper.

From now on I'm not even one of those who you need bother to try and influence. That's because your newspaper is going straight from my driveway to the bottom of my cat's litter box.


Posted by alfred, a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Mar 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Give the guy a break

He's got a business to run. If he doesn't sell advertising space he's out of a job.

If the Almanac goes broke, his only option really is to start a blog and hope he generates some web traffic.


Posted by Thelma, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Alfred--Its not just another" business to run" for Mr. Gibboney--it's the "forth estate" and crucial to transparency in our community--I believe the issue here is-- How can Tom indorse Elizebeth Lewis for council and dismiss her enormous listed campaign contributions from develpement and realestate---and then run her paid add (with her name on it--see Amanac Febuary 11th top of page 38)-as owner and listing agent for University Properties???---all the while printing her denials of any ties to developement????? I Know he's busy and I know he dosen't want to see it cuz it inconveniant but but it is unfortunate.


Posted by randy, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 13, 2009 at 7:19 am

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Posted by rebekkah, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Mar 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

Atherton's is no different from any other upper crust enclave.

Smile all the while you're stabbing your neighbor, business associate, lover, spouse in the back.

We are far to genteel to want people to know what's really going on.


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