Posted by looking on, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Oct 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Well, the Mayor may take that position, but he along with the rest of council is responsible for there being a Measure L. If they hadn't three years ago, raised that pension rate, this would not have happened at all. So he is responsible for its appearance.
Only John Boyle (who is not running) and Andy Cohen, not up at this time, support L. Robinson is strongly anti Measure L. Like on so many issues he is in lock step with Fergusson.
Cline and Robinson are going to be defeated rather easily because they created the fiscal mess we are mired in. They hired the present City manager as well.
But in all truth, in reality, the member who should be painted most heavily with Measure L, is Fergusson. She led the charge to please the unions, pushed the council hard to raise the pension rate, and she now is the only council person to write the against L argument.
Measure L is gong to win big, and its coat-tails are going to be enough to defeat incumbents, Cline and Robinson. I really like Cline. He works very hard, presents an excellent image of the City as Mayor, runs good meetings, but his votes leave a lot to be desired.
The old Winkler / DuBoc / Jellins camp smell blood in this election, and they are going to draw it big time. Keith and Ohtaki look like sure winners. Benstein, by far and away the best candidate, should gather up the third seat