Saturday: Special meeting of Atherton council

Council to review interim manager applications in closed session

More than 50 applications for Atherton's interim town manager position will be the focus of a special City Council meeting that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The meeting will convene in open session, but the council will review the applications in closed session, according to City Attorney Wynne Furth.

The open portion of the meeting will include an opportunity for the public to speak on the subject of hiring an interim manager, and an oral report by staff.

The council wants "to proceed expeditiously" in naming the interim manager, Ms. Furth said, and may do so at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

A call for applications went out soon after Jerry Gruber announced his resignation, effective Oct. 22, and the council decided to appoint an interim town manager while launching a more intensive process to find a permanent manager. But before the Oct. 29 application deadline closed, Assistant City Manager Eileen Wilkerson unexpectedly announced her retirement, giving only one week's notice, leaving the town without leadership.

To fill the gap between Mr. Gruber's departure and the appointment of an interim manager, the council appointed a "bridge" interim manager, former Mountain View assistant city manager Nadine Levin, in late October.

The meeting will be in the council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road, in the Atherton Town Center.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Meg is now available to manage her home town, somebody give her a call on this before the council picks another lemon.

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Posted by Nit Whitman
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Nov 7, 2010 at 10:14 am


You are right. Meg would be a fantastic pick to be the new city manager. She can work her way up the ladder and turn her platitudes into generalities.

If it weren't for the Mexicans, Meg might be governor of California. In Atherton she won't need to deal with Mexicans.

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Posted by Why Stop There?
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

Jon Buckheit for Town Manager. He can show up to work with a baseball bat like fellow New Yorker Carl Paladino.

Kathy McKeithen for Mayor for Life.

These two can clean house. They'll clean it up so much, no one will be left to work for Atherton as no one will want to.

Actually, between the number the two of them have done recently on Atherton, we're almost there already.

Good job, Jon and Kathy.

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Posted by Sandy Salerno
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 7, 2010 at 10:32 am

Bring back Jim Robinson. That guy was terrific.

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