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A Fresh Start

Original post made by JS, Atherton: other, on Dec 13, 2012

Next Wednesday night, a new Atherton council will be seated. Elizabeth Lewis is expected to become mayor. Cary Wiest will bring a new respect for residents and employees to the council. The twelve long years of Kathy McKeithen's attacks against police officers, employees, and residents will have come to an end.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

Increasing compensation for your officers? Surely you jest. Just where are your officers going to go that pays better, has better benefits and most important of all, IS ACTUALLY HIRING?

This screed was obviously written by an Atherton cop. What self serving nonsense.


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Posted by missed you on the ballot
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

JS, you sound like you're running for council, but you're a month too late. Too bad you didn't join the race so you could have asked voters about the idea of recreating a bloated Steve Cader-style police department.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

JS -

What a nice opening to reunite your city... just restating the union line.

Clever.


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Posted by Nostradums
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Before the election, I predicted if the Lewis/Wiest axis one, the following things would happen:

1. The parcel tax for Atherton residents goes up to over $3,000 per year.

2. Police Chief Ed Flint "retires" (actually is fired). He is replaced with Sherman Hall IV, the son of "Sherman III" who is a leader in the Wiest and "No on F" movements.

3. Atherton withdraws from the library JPA and takes the library money to give to the new police station/cops.

4. Atherton cops are the only police officers in California who have not had to give any salary, pension, or benefit concessions. This all ties into #1.

Little did I know that not only would Atherton cops make no concessions, they would be getting an ***increase*** in salary and benefits from the axis (or troika, along with Jerry Carlson).