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New Atherton mayor takes the helm

Original post made on Dec 30, 2021

From renovations at the train station to getting finances in line, Mayor Rick DeGolia has a plan for what he wants to accomplish on the City Council in the new year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 30, 2021, 11:41 AM

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Posted by Really !
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 30, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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How about reducing the speed limit to 20mph as governator has signed into law ?
AND how about more of those signs, WALK FACING TRAFFIC. Still lots of people walking and running with traffic.
(Please no snarky rebuttals...)

Posted by Thoughtful
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 30, 2021 at 8:10 pm

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As a prefatory comment, being a council member in Atherton (perhaps anywhere) involves a lot of work, little thanks, and no reward.

Rick Degolia has done a great job. He's a hard working, intelligent, humble, compassionate, sensitive, and accessible man. We're lucky to have him as a council member, and mayor.

I'm not comfortable with how the mayor rotation was handled. In truth, Bill Widmer hasn't been particularly nice to me. I personally like Rick much more. But, it seems like a very juvenile way of going about something that's principally an honorific (the title of mayor). I think it Is damaging to the increased professionalism and cordiality I have seen in the Atherton government compared with some years back.

I can't agree that the end justified the means. Of course, the first sentence in my post applies to Bill's service also.

Posted by MPCSD resident
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

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Would be great if Elena Ave. between Park Lane and Isabella had a dedicated pedestrian walkway. Many of us walk our dogs here as it provides a reasonable length loop without having to contend with traffic and noise on Valparaiso and El Camino. But, between the mud in the wintertime and the never-ending construction trucks parked on the side of the road, we're constantly forced into the road where cars are often whipping by.

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