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News - July 18, 2018

Fire district funding back on Atherton council agenda

The same day a critical civil grand jury report on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District was issued, on July 12, Atherton posted a consultant's report that looks at the town's options for its future as part of the fire district.

Atherton's City Council will discuss the report by the Matrix Consulting Group, looking at the town's options for leaving the fire district and at what legislative and other options exist to reallocate property taxes among public agencies.

(At see the report online.)

An earlier Matrix report released in January shows the fire district spends less than half the property tax revenues it receives from Atherton property owners providing services to the town, with an operating subsidy of more than $7 million a year and growing.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the future of the historic statue of Diana that resided in Holbrook-Palmer Park for many years until it was severely damaged during a move. The Lindenwood Homeowners Association has volunteered to raise the money, estimated to be at least $45,000, to repair the statue on the condition that it be moved to Lindenwood.

The meeting starts at 4 p.m. in the town's council chambers, 94 Ashfield Road.


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