Posted by Cynical de Bergerac, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Jun 19, 2010 at 9:51 am
Why would anyone want to be on a commission when we have such lunatics as the majority membership of the city council. These people hold diplomas from such fine universities as Stanford and Princeton and yet they don't have one soupçon of common sense. These council members, with such fine academic pedigrees, would not even make it as first level managers in any for profit company in Silicon Valley.
They would be fired within a year for lack of analytical skills, inefficiency, indecisiveness, lack of focus, and wasting the company'e hard earned money. The only place they can go is public service or private companies dependent on Government contracts where, unfortunately, there is no accountability to the bottom line.
The city council, with the exception of John Boyle, is totally in the tank for the unions and has long forgotten that it is supposed to be an advocate for the residents and businesses of Menlo Park. This council, repeatedly, has worked against our interests and the very least we can do is not reward this dereliction of duty by retiring Heyward Robinson and Richard Cline this November.
I am fed up and so is most of the residents of Menlo Park. Now get out and vote. Being upset and not voicing your discontentment at the ballot box will only embolden these feckless fools and they will continue to work against you.