Letter: Can Menlo Park mayor be fair on transit?
Original post made on Jan 25, 2008
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on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Andy Cohen is mayor not dictator. The beauty of Menlo Park's governing system is that the mayor has very little power over and above what all council members have. When it comes to stating opinions and making decisions on these and other issues, he's only one of five elected officials. Frankly, I think it's good that not all five council members agree on these issues because we're likely to get more serious, probing discussions that can lead to better solutions.
on Jan 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm
Mayor Cohen has proved himself to be a man of integrity, and I do not doubt that he will do his best to address today's issues with relevant solutions.
I would not put too much credence in the comments made by someone who is very likely to run for council against him next November, and who might therefore have a reason to distort his positions and twist his words.
on Jan 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm
Cohen's words, no matter how few or poorly chosen cannot be distorted. The man lives as close to the train tracks as one can live and has gone on public record as someone who would like to see the train fail and shut down.
If the council were under order to start every meeting with a disclosure as to the names of the people each member spoke with that previous week on each issue on the agenda, we might learn more about who owns this man's brain.
Rather than accusing the letter writer of having political ambitions, why not tell us what your position is on the transit issues Ms. Lasensky has raised. Me thinks you are frightened of this woman?
You big babies.