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What the next year will bring in Atherton

Original post made by Nostradamus, Atherton: other, on Nov 6, 2012

Hope the Almanac archives this and fact checks it against the state of things one and two years from now, IF the Cary Wiest/Elizabeth Lewis ticket wins the Atherton election.

1. The parcel tax for Atherton residents goes up to over $3,000 per year.

2. Police Chief Ed Flint "retires" (actually is fired). He is replaced with Sherman Hall IV, the son of "Sherman III" who is a leader in the Wiest and "No on F" movements.

3. Atherton withdraws from the library JPA and takes the library money to give to the new police station/cops.

4. Atherton cops are the only police officers in California who have not had to give any salary, pension, or benefit concessions. This all ties into #1.

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Posted by Nostradamus
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

Now if Denise Kupperman wins:

1. Parcel taxes do not go up, and possibly go down.

2. Police Chief Ed Flint stays on to clean up the police department. The two prime movers behind the APOA PAC, Mattes and Metzger, are no longer with the police department.

3. Yay or nay on F, the library money stays with the library, and is not given to cops. If Lewis and Fisher are correct, and private money is at the ready to build a new town center, it is built.

4. Police make required concessions so Atherton's budget stays balanced without raising parcel taxes. Cops grumble, but none leave other than the ones who are forced to by Flint. Since every other community in California has reduced police costs during the Great Recession, cops have no where to go to get more money (the fictional argument they have created against balancing Atherton's budget).

Which looks better to you?

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Posted by Issues
a resident of Atherton: other
on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

You did not even mention Greg Conlon.

What you are stating is that you believe Widmer and Dobbie need one more vote to push big cuts on the police.

Kupperman was not disclosing that she would be the third vote for Widmer and Dobbie. Maybe the lack of disclosure of her views hurt her.

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