In a development from last week's council meeting that the Almanac has stayed curiously silent on, it was announced that the Atherton police department will cost more than $400K more per year.
That's $400K more than the budget level Atherton taxpayers already can't afford in terms of a balanced budget.
Because the incredibly rich APOA contract specifies that if an officer goes on leave, existing officers must fill his or her shoes with overtime pay instead of getting a replacement.
This makes no sense for anyone other than the officers getting the overtime. It's a robber baron mentality.
When are Atherton residents going to wake up? When is the Atherton council going to wake up?