Town Square

Post a New Topic

Announcing the APOA and our mission

Original post made by APOA on Dec 2, 2012

Atherton tax paying residents have banded together to form the APOA:

Atherton Proponents for Organized Action,

We are starting a blog and will fully utilize social media to get our message out. We are self-funded, and will be looking to raise more funds to prevent Atherton residents from being confused in the upcoming police salary negotiations.

We feel it is important for Atherton residents to fully understand the issues in Atherton police compensation, including and especially what the police officers don't want them to know.

This is our first mission. There will be others. Right now, securing a sensible police contract is Atherton's top priority since police dominate the budget, and the associated unfounded liabilities top $20 million.

We are not in favor of police outsourcing if there is a way to get a sensible contract in place. Like the latest position of House Republicans, we are even willing to explore enhancing revenues but ONLY if the overwhelming source of budget balancing comes from spending cuts.

We know the cops and their backed candidates won't be happy about us. We're ready.

Hang on, and enjoy the ride.

Comments (3)

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

Excellent idea!


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Menlo Voter is a registered user.

While I do think the idea has merit, the previous post was not by me. To whomever posted it, please use your own handle. I've been using this one for years.

Although the idea has merit, I think calling themselves APOA is stupid. All it will do is create confusion with the Atherton Peace Officers Association. That's probably the point, but if you rreally want to have some effect, creating confusion isn't going to help your cause.


Posted by Anything is possible, a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 2, 2012 at 11:02 am

I agree with Menlo Voter #2.

How about calling it "K-nowledge of ATH-erton for Y-ou" or

K-ATH-Y: A Blog to make Police, Lewis, and Wiest "Unhappy".


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Gourmet hot dogs, sausage food truck coming to the Peninsula
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,938 views

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
By Steve Levy | 33 comments | 2,381 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,494 views

Menlo Park's Youthful Future
By Paul Bendix | 6 comments | 1,432 views

All This Arguing . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,341 views