" The work completed by Matrix has been solely to help raise public awareness of the financial equity issues and inform/educate the Council and community on the processes and solutions open to them should they desire to move forward to address the issue.”
Hopefully the Town Council will provide at this meeting a schedule for when it will do studies to address the following far more important “financial equity issues”:
1 - the taxes paid by Atherton residents to the Federal government vs the expenditures by the Federal government within the Town boundaries,
2 - the taxes paid by Atherton residents to the State government vs the expenditures by the State government within the Town boundaries,
3 - the taxes paid by Atherton residents to the County government vs the expenditures by the County government within the Town boundaries and, in particular, the County expenditures for public safety within the Town boundaries given Atherton’s own expenditures for its excellent Police Department,
4 - the taxes paid by Atherton residents to the school districts vs the expenditures by the school districts within the Town boundaries particularly in light of the low percentage of Atherton students who actually attend those school districts.
In each of the above cases I think the facts will show that Atherton residents pay far more in taxes than they receive in services.