Town Square

Post a New Topic

Atherton to vote Wednesday on tax renewal

Original post made on Jul 14, 2009

The Atherton City Council is slated to decide Wednesday whether to ask voters for a five-year renewal of the $750 annual parcel tax.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:19 PM

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by Anna
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

The expense of a ballot renewal of the parcel tax could be easily avoided if we could all just agree to mail our checks directly to Charles for the police retirement fund and the construction industries' rebate program.


Like this comment
Posted by Get real
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm

How does the Town of Atherton expect its residents will react to increased taxes when:

(1) the budget for ongoing legal turmoil (put another way, the sport of allowing the egos of the town council members, police chief and town manager to run rampant) has increased 2.5 times to AT LEAST $500,000 per year?

(2) police management is going to lavish offsite retreats to Carmel?

At least in the federal government bailouts, some effort was made to keep the optics of the situation halfway reasonable (the forced resignations of the various bailed CEOs, for example).


Like this comment
Posted by warren buffet
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm

The Town would be better off buying lottery tickets than spending money an image consultant


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle

on May 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 5,126 views

Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 778 views

Spring College Fairs
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 758 views

Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 451 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 218 views