Letter: Atherton's own Robin Hood story — in reverse | March 4, 2020 | Almanac | Almanac Online |

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Viewpoint - March 4, 2020

Letter: Atherton's own Robin Hood story — in reverse

I've been watching the ongoing battle between the town of Atherton and the fire sistrict for years. The issue seems to be not with the quality of service, which is considered excellent, but with the perceived amount of money residents pay in property taxes to the fire district vs. what is a wild guess by Atherton staff on what it costs to provide the service. What Atherton wants is some of those taxes being used in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and the Fair Oaks area of San Mateo County to instead be redirected to them. You might call it "Reverse Robin Hood," whereby the poor pay more to the rich.

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