Atherton: Lewis biggest spender in council race
Original post made on Nov 5, 2012
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on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:54 am
Dear Ms. Wood,
Your second paragraph in this article makes it sound like Lewis & Wiest had the APOA do their bidding when they merely answered a questionaire! Ms. Lewis has posted her responses to the questionaire for all to see & stated that she did not pay them for an endorsement. I don't know how you can be more transparent than that. This is exactly the kind of biased reporting I mentioned earlier. Again I agree with mark Twain.
on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:03 am
Talk about union influence. The Atherton cops are determined to buy this election through their bidders/candidates Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest. A major negotiation is coming up, and the union (the Teamsters) is determined to buy the result they are looking for: the trifecta of Wiest, Carlson and Lewis not subjecting the Atherton cops to the same salary, benefit and pension reductions that every other cop in California and the United States has had to endure during the Great Recession.
The Almanac's reporting is highly biased in favor of Lewis, Wiest, and the APOA. In the Almanac's defense, I know members of these blogs have threatened to pull advertising on these blogs, and if I were the Almanac, I'd be scared too.
on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:20 am
Question: Were the Yard Signs and mailings of Denise Kupperman reported?
The APOA's issue is Outsourcing. Immediately after Widmer was elected in 2010, Mayor McKeithen had outsourcing on the Council Agenda. In 2011, the Building and Public Works Deptartments were outsourced.
Widmer has said he wants to Sunset the Parcel Tax, but has not said not he wants to make up the $1.8M in revenue.
Only way is to outsource the police. So the police are letting the residents know of this plan.
Sine Widmer is thinking higher office, he can say he cut taxes without reducing public safety.