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Gruber can do whatever he wants. Shut up Atherton and go with it.

Original post made by Not, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Jan 26, 2010

Atherton needs to shut up or speak up. Let's face it you have say it's just will Gruber listen? He's the boss and don't you forget it.

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Posted by FBI
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Bring in the FBI. Gruber won't listen, nor will he learn. He cast his lot with the cops a long time ago.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Posted by Get REAL, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm

The city managers job is to communicate information to the public.

Why does he need a committee to do it for him.

He already has an assistant he dose not need.

Make the guy do his job or get rid of him.

Don't just add another layer of coolaid to this mess

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Posted by Candle Lighter, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I think there is a much simpler solution (and one that addresses the problem rather than the symptoms) to the issue of disseminating public information: stop doing things you're ashamed of, and then there won't be any inclination to hide anything. The problem takes care of itself.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Jan 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

The title of this article says it all.

Your elected and appointed leaders (MAY) open Public Information Committee to the Public.

Your manager and council has still not issued an apology and promise not to do it again, re:a recent $230,000 settlement. Until that happens there is no reason to form any committee.

I have an idea, City Manager is the public information source. Manager is responsible for the Police Departments behavior against its residents.

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Posted by laissez faire/laity, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm

What exactly is the function of the ACIL?

I would have guessed it was meant to be a liaison of some kind--a vehicle to communicate information to the public.

Why do we need another committee that may or may not function for it's intended purpose?

As stated above --this what management gets the big bucks for.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, 0 minutes ago

Public information does the public really need to know what's going on. Who determines what the residents should or can handle. Should we share news that might not be so good.

The Atherton Police has a daily activity report made availabe online.

The Atherton Police Department now publishes its daily activity bulletin on the Internet. Interested parties, including media and residents, are encouraged to visit the website:

Web Link ce.wordpress. com

Look at the 27th, 28th and 29th day to see if there is any mention of an Elder Abuse report. Detective Sherman Hall was interviewing several witnesses at a local Hospital for a couple of hours. How do I know this I saw him. the results were the APD went to a judge and got a Protective Order signed and finally served on the 29th AM.

Elder Abuse is just not a sexy story. Its not even acknowledged, I would have a talk with the City Manager about this if I lived in Atherton.

Best of Health

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Dr. Sam Goodman, no longer a resident, is one of the very few participates in Atherton's recent history who has Exhibited the inner moral FORTITUDE that all real leadership requires.
His name belongs high on the list of interim or permanent city managers going forward.
This town can no longer afford to only HOPE that lessons have been learned.
Its time for nothing less than a PROVEN tract record.
I believe Dr. Goodman has even more to offer this town as our manager that he did as a prospective councilman or audit committee chairman.
Bring him back and hire him.

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