Atherton: Carol Smith's residency questioned Atherton, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Mar 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm
A member of Atherton's General Plan Committee said she has resigned her post after moving out of town earlier this month. Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala raised questions about Carol Smith's eligibility to serve on the advisory body.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 7:50 AM
Posted by Upbeat, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm
If the Almanac's Andrea Gemmet would write something positive about Atherton, it would be appreciated. I've seen her at meetings and she always makes a beeline to the person who has a gripe or complaint. Never seeks out people who have positive things to say. Some of the people who feed her "information" have their own political agendas. Right Kathy M?
Posted by Upbeat?, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm
Upbeat, what positive information about Atherton is currently newsworthy? What's the good news? That we're almost out of money? That we're out of money based on police costs, and the police department falsified a police report and wrongfully arrestred a resident? A council member asked for a huge loan from the guy whose police report was falsified?
The fact is, the Almanac didn't report on the loan story until they got scooped by the Daily News. The Almanac didn't report on the Carol Smith story until they got scooped by the Daily Post. They are not showing a bias either way, as far as I can discern.
And, please also answer: what is Kathy McKeithen's "agenda" or ulterior motive? Does she want a political job in the California Republican party? Does she want money from residents? Free housing from residents? Looking to marry a rich resident? Or, maybe she's just doing what she thinks is right. I understand you may not agree with it, but I really haven't seen her do anything for personal self interest.
Posted by Fred, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Mar 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm
True. There is no good news about Atherton. The whole city council is incompetent. The staff is almost as bad. The constant infighting and backstabbing is disgusting. Serious discussions should begin about turning the town over to the County or putting it into a receivership of some sort.
Posted by Pam, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Mar 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm
Atherton's problem is not the Council it's developers who according to many reports are the driving force behind council people Marsala and Lewis. And where is Carlson? Still on the fence trying to avoid controversy?
Almanac - time to write a story about the newest committee which is comprised $5,000 or greater donors to Lewis's campaign. Lindenwood isn't represented and neither are the people.
Here is your headline: "$5,000 Lewis Campaign Donation Required for Atherton's Town Hall Committee"
Posted by Louise, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Mar 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Thank you for this added context Pam
So Elizabeth's rate for service is only $5,000 ??--but Charles' is $500,000??
Is this because she just opened shop and hasn't scaled up her fees yet as a junior partner or is it an attempt to lure business away from Charles before he goes down in flames so that the new "channels" are well established.