Atherton: Flint likely choice as permanent chief

Council plans to make decision at its meeting Wednesday

Interim Police Chief Ed Flint is likely to become Atherton's permanent chief when the City Council meets on Wednesday, May 16. The town's interim city manager is recommending the change.

The matter goes before the council on the consent calendar, which means it could be approved with no discussion unless someone asks that it be pulled off the calendar and taken up as a separate matter.

The recommendation calls for paying Mr. Flint $14,500 per month and authorizing the city manager to negotiate a contract with him. The monthly salary is the same that he has been paid since his July appointment as interim chief.

He received no benefits as interim chief, and it's unknown if that will change if the council approves his appointment as permanent chief.

Also on the May 16 agenda is a public hearing on the proposed 2012-13 fiscal year operating and capital improvement budget; and a discussion of Menlo Park's response to issues and concerns raised by Atherton about the Facebook project's impact on the town, particularly on traffic circulation.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 94 Ashfield Road in the Town Center.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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Ed Flint would be a great choice as our permanent Police Chief.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Sounds as though Chief Flint has taken control of an out of control department. His termination,errr, the resignation of Devlught was a strong sign that he is in control. He has at least one more he needs to get rid of. Given enough time that person should provide the permanant Chief with enough rope to do just that.

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