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Atherton parcel tax renewal wins handily

Original post made on Nov 4, 2009

Atherton's parcel tax renewal, Measure S, won a resounding victory, passing 1,104 votes to 319. Measure S, and its companion Measure T, give the town a four-year extension of the current parcel tax that costs most homeowners $750 a year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 11:55 AM

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Posted by Candle Lighter
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Before the vote: the parcel tax "fund[s] infrastructure improvements as well as town general fund expenses such as police and employee salaries." -- inaccurate and certainly misleading.

After the vote: "The money flows into the town's general fund, and each year, the City Council decides how to allocate it." -- accurate and truthful.

However, I do applaud Mr. Carlson's comments that problems still need to get solved.


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Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Almanac staff writer
on Nov 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

The first is an indirect quote from Mayor Carlson:
The town relies on proceeds from the parcel tax to fund road repair and drainage projects, as well as to shore up the public safety budget, said Mayor Jerry Carlson.

The second is the reporter's summary of the parcel tax's use, that ran both before (issue of Oct. 15) and after the election. Web Link

I hope this helps clarify things.


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Posted by Just Sick
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:44 am

Well I think I may know where 230,000.00 of this monies went. Hey Atherton we work hard for our money that we give you.


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