It's important to actually delve into the facts of a few of the main assertions.
1. "It's just for three years. Later, when we don't need it, we won't ask for it." Sorry, this excuse was used last election (it will be abated when no longer needed). Now, when there are large surpluses, the council has found important ways to spend the money. The point is, they will always be able to find ways to spend taxpayer money. This is not a valid reason to vote for Measure "F". It's actually a broken promise.
2. "The Council has used taxpayer money responsibly and will continue to do so." Some facts are 10% increases were made to Atherton police salaries in each of the past two years in an environment in which the U.S. Consumer Price Index (rate of inflation) is under 1%. Did citizens get 10% pay increases in each of the past two years? I doubt it.
Don't fall for the buzz lines. The cold facts show this is a measure that should be defeated. The original rationale for the parcel tax (not enough property taxes) is no longer valid. Home values have increased tremendously. Different standards of spending taxpayer money are now being employed, and it will just get worse.
No on "F"!