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Has Atherton Declared War

Original post made by Nervous Nellie, another community, on Sep 28, 2016

At times it seems that the Atherton Town Council and staff have become sue happy. Spending vasts amount of resident's hard earned tax dollars on lawsuits looks like a lifestyle vs. a last resort. What ever happened to discussions, meetings and diplomacy? This may take more time, but be more effective.

Another recent example is Atherton's distrust, anger and threats of hiring up to a $50,000 consultant to study how much the Fire District directly spends on putting out fires and providing emergency medical services. Hostile comments made in public like "it seems like they are hiding something", "they don't show up to our meetings", etc. provide a sense of emotional despair, vs. paving the way in building bridges, trust and problem solving on areas of mutual interest.

Maybe lawyers are the answer, but I'd like to think that 'ol fashion face to face meetings between elected officials and well paid professional staff could resolve any and all concerns.

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Posted by Loser!
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

The village is LAWSUIT happy, just like a certain candidate.

They just rarely win any of them.

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