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Selecting a new Atherton Town Manager

Original post made by peter carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Sep 24, 2010

Dear Council and Council candidates,

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Posted by old timer
a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm

They ought to give the job to that guy who audited the building department several years back. He's a stand up guy, a real straight shooter.

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Posted by george armis
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

This much too important a decision to place in the hands of residents. The last time the Town tried that it got Jim Robinson, who the Grand Jury found to be derelict in his duties.

Sorry Peter.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 26, 2010 at 1:17 am

"to include citizens in your search process from beginning to end" is not placing the decision in the hands of the citizens but ensuring that there is citizen input as the council makes this critical decision.

Sorry George.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

Dear Mr. Carpenter...thanks for putting the information out there for all to read.
You must know by now, I find it difficult to put much confidence in leadership in all the cities of the Peninsula and would immediately turn to you for any kind of real opinion.
Since you are a resident of Atherton, are you satisfied with the City Council to have the qualifications to appoint or recommend a Town Manager?
Needless to say, I respect your opinion above anyone's here at the Almanac Town Forum.

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