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Christmas comes early this year for an Atherton cop

Original post made by Sad but true, Atherton: other, on Dec 16, 2010

While the Atherton council and staff is busy battening down the hatches to continue to fight several taxpaying residents who have been provably wronged, an Atherton cop collected a sizable legal payout last night from our Town council in their closed session deliberations, which were then publicized.

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Posted by what pay out
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

What pay out last night are you talking about?

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Posted by fuzzy wuzzy
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

The city manager has authority to sign off on anything less than 10,000 with out council approval-so there are always a lot of those requests.
I have no idea what the monetary amount here was. Mattes brought some claim against the town and got what ever it was that he wanted. Some body in Finance or Administration or possibly even up the APD Command chain must have actually said "No" for him to have filed a claim, or it was in excess of that amount. I just hope it wasn't for overtime pay for the dedicated hours he's spent monitoring this blog or resident's phone lines-- unfortunately this would not surprise me in the least.
You could call the town Admin office on monday and just ask--I think they have to tell you anything that has already been "reported out" of closed session by the city attorney--it then becomes public information available to anyone.

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