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Park Theater or Political Theater

Original post made by Inside Analyst, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks, on Nov 2, 2007

Menlo Park doesn't need the Park Theater, because poor, poor stifled Ms. Maurano and others are providing all the political theater we need.

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Posted by whoknows
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:05 pm

Whether or not Ms. Maurano's motive was political or not, she did not deserve to be shut down by Mayor Fergusson with assistance from councilman Robinson. Robinson, has now acknowledged that he blundered in this matter and written an apology which is publicly posted.

The Parks and Rec committee voted unanimously on the 4 motions. This would lead me to believe this was not meant to be a political agenda, but an honest attempt to voice their opposition to the Park Theater. I think that the Mayor's argument that they didn't have staff support and information is really bogus. After all, this issue has had its own special council meeting and has been debated for several months.

We are still awaiting any similar apology from our Mayor. She has virtually no support on the Park Theater issue. I feel certain it will die its own death. I even note she couldn't even get anyone else but a Palo Alto resident to write a letter to support her position in the last Almanac.

Finally, I voted for and fully supported the Mayor and Heyward in their elections. I don't think the Mayor even begins to realize how much support she has lost over this issue. Surely before this is over, either Cline or Robinson will vote no and kill this. At least I sure hope so.


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Posted by tweetty
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Nov 4, 2007 at 7:43 am

A bird friend of mine told me to make sure to view Tuesday's (Nov 6th) meeting. Major announcement to be made on the theater issue.

Wanna take bets?


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Posted by Pat White
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 5, 2007 at 8:26 am

Who are these "no-names" making such accusations against Ms. Maurano? Should not we know our "accusers"? It seems to me that with the change of opinions by Cline &Robinson, Ms Maurano/Park Commission's report has all the more validity! Ferguson keeps shooting herself in the foot!!!!!