Tonight: Atherton meets on 'master plan'
Original post made on Nov 3, 2011
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on Nov 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Here are some results from the survey. Responses 155. Highlights are that 70-75% want the town to vote on the issue and 20-30% agree with statements that Atherton wants a bigger library in the park. On several questions 15% or more had no opinion. With 70% of the survey opposed to the vote of the council to move the library and double its size, hopefully the council will listen to the Park and Recreation Committee and those that were surveyed and put this to a vote. To make it easier to read I am combining Strongly Disagree with Disagree and just calling it "Disagree". Also Strongly agree is combined with Agree and called "Agree".
I believe the library should remain
within the Town Center area
Disagree 20% (31) No Opinion 25% (39) Agree 55% (85)
I like the Atherton Library small and
quaint the way it is
Disagree 28.5% (45) No Opinion 20% (31) Agree 50% (77)
I think the library needs to be
Disagree 58% (88) No Opinion 18% (28) Agree 25% (37)
I like Holbrook-Palmer Park the way it is
23% (36) No Opinion 19% (30) Agree 57% (87)
Replacing the Main House with a
library is not the right thing for the
Disagree 21% (32) No Opinion 18% (27) Agree 61% (94
Do you believe that a public library
qualifies as a ''recreation'' use for a
park? Yes 29% (44) No Opinion 16% (25) no 55% (84)
The decision to move the library
should be made by a vote of town
residents Disagree 25% (38) No Opinion 5% (7) Agree 71% (110)
on Nov 5, 2011 at 5:38 am
The results of this question in the survey, do not relect a town that is evenly divided, but rather a town that opposes putting the library in the park by a 3 to 1 margin. Twenty percent of the town has "No Opinion" on most of the questions asked.
Replacing the Main House with a library is not the right thing for the park.
Disagree 21% (32) No Opinion 18% (27) Agree 61% (94)
on Nov 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm
The survey was prepared with little attempt at objectivity. The bias is so clearly obvious.
Shame on Ms. Fisher.