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Atherton City Manager's Intentions Called into Question

Original post made by Tim J., Atherton: Lindenwood, on Apr 14, 2011

It's been just over three months since John Danielson took office as Interim City Manager.

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Posted by Slacker
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

Dear Tim J.:

You have connected the dots nicely. Danielson's refusal to ask the City Council for the funds needed to do a proper job of investigating our Police Department looks to be an act of self preservation.

ON one level I can't say I blame the guy. The PD has harassed a former newspaper reporter, town employee and prominent town resident in retaliation for questioning their conduct.

On another level, this is why he's getting paid the big bucks.


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Posted by peter carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

peter carpenter is a registered user.

The search for a permanent Town Manager is the responsibility of the Town Council not that of the Interim Town Manager.

The Police Chief reports to the Town Manager, not the Town Council.


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Posted by WhoRUpeople
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

You are, of course, correct, Peter. But, heck, where is the fun in that when it leaves no room for conspiracy theories.


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Posted by Slacker
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

It isn't a conspiracy theory.

Danielson was hired to help recruit and select a new Town Manager. Selecting a new Town Manager was supposed to take only six months.

See the Almanac News article announcing his appointment.

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If you were getting over $300k per year plus the use of a town home, wouldn't you want to keep the job for as long as possible?


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Posted by peter carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

peter carpenter is a registered user.

Slacker states:"If you were getting over $300k per year plus the use of a town home"

Your facts are consistently wrong - read the contract - he receives $15k/month which is $180k/year. Quit slacking on doing your homework.


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