The Atherton Town Ordinance states:
Special meetings may be called at any time by the mayor, or by three members of the city council, or by a petition bearing a minimum of one hundred signatures of adult residents of the town. (Ord. 382, 1980: Ord. 344 Ch. 1(e) § 1, 1976)
It is the desire of a number of Atherton residents to petition for one or more such Special Meetings to address specific issues of concern. Members of this group will discuss, develop, draft and circulate petitions both within the group and to other qualified individuals. Members will individually decide which petitions they wish to sign. When any individual petition has received at least 110 signatures (to provide a margin for possible ineligible/unqualified signatures) of adult Atherton residents it shall be submitted to the Town Manager, the Mayor and the Town Clerk.
The Committee, as an entity, shall accept no funding, provide no political endorsements and shall not lobby on behalf of any of the submitted petitions.
Individuals who are members of the Committee may exercise all of their individual rights and responsibilities in their role as Citizen.
If you are an adult resident of Atherton and wish to participate go to:
to request to join this group.
If you are a member of the press who wishes to join to monitor the activities of this group but do not live in Atherton then simply indicate your press affiliation in your request to join.