Letter: Location of new library a matter of trustThis issue has now become an issue of trust. The circulation of the citizens' petition, which has garnered more than 200 signatures in less than a week, was clearly the motivating factor in last Friday's special meeting and council's decision to submit the location of the new library to a vote of the citizens.
If the council presents the library issue on the ballot in a fair and balanced manner then the council will have earned the trust that it needs to properly govern. However, if the council does not present the issue on the ballot in a fair and balanced manner then the citizens will have the opportunity at the same November election to dismiss any council member who is seeking reelection and who supported an unbalanced library ballot measure.
The beauty of this all is that for the first time in Atherton's history the citizens have clearly spoken out on an issue by use of the citizens' petition process and they have been heard.
Peter Carpenter, Larch Drive, Atherton