All the discussion in the presidential campaign this year is about change, with both sides claiming that they're the best agent for change. Change can be a good thing. Change is needed here in Atherton too.
As Mayor, I have tried this past year to elevate the level of discussion at the City Council, to have the Council focus on the big issues, not the day-to-day issues that seem to have bogged us down.
But I'm concerned that upgrading the discussion level won't happen without some significant change on the Council, and I believe that David Henig and Elizabeth Lewis are two people that can help bring that about. Henig and Lewis are both honest, smart, committed, open-minded, and, most-importantly, capable of working with other Council members, Town staff, and the public with civility, respect, and empathy.
Bring some new people onto the Council, and let's have a Council that focuses on the future of the Town.
James R. Janz
Mayor of Atherton
Why Iím supporting Elizabeth Lewis and David Henig for Atherton Council.
Original post made by James R. Janz, Atherton: Lloyden Park, on Oct 24, 2008