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Charles Marsala for Mayor

Original post made by Civic Minded on Dec 14, 2009

In Atherton tradition calls for the Vice Mayor to be elected Mayor.

I hope that the City Council breaks with tradition this Wednesday evening and selects Charles as the new Mayor. It is the kind of honor that Charles is well deserving of.


Posted by Better idea, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

How about Jerry Gruber as both mayor and city manager? I think that makes more sense. The council has been micromanaging him, and I think he deserves to be able to operate with some sense of autonomy. He's earned the right.

Posted by City Council, a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

I like both Kathy and Charles. I feel they both have something different to bring to this town. Before you judge either one of these town council members sit down and talk to them directly. I also feel given the current things going on in this town we should have a third party take a look at everything.

Posted by Ed, a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm

This whole mess would have been cleaned up two years ago if the council had not voted to go out of the regular order, and skip Kathy as mayor in favor of Jim Janz--I think they were afraid she might fix too many of their long cherished and embarrassing problems.
While it might be true that Charles could put us out of our misery faster than anyone else--I believe the hope here should be for some much needed LEADERSHIP--which only Kathy can offer.
Gruber has never even managed a city before ours, so don't expect anything but more of the same or worse from him with clear direction.

Posted by resident, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Charles Marsala is a voice of reason. Though it is impossible to think the political will of the council to break from tradition will elect him Mayor - too bad

Posted by Rajun Cajun, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

Chaz is the man!

Posted by NO THANKS, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

Marsala would make a fabulous Mayor--OF MENLO PARK-- you can have him Rajun.