Atherton's City Council meets tonight, June 21, to discuss adopting a 2017-18 fiscal year budget with $13 million in general fund spending. Also on the agenda are: how to reduce costs for the new civic center, town committee appointments, and a possible letter to San Mateo County about San Carlos Airport operations. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the town's council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road. The council has discussed its budget in four study sessions.
Christine Williams, who grew up in Atherton and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 2005, co-hosts the pilot for a new travel show about budget traveling, 'Shoestring Getaways," at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Travel Channel. Ms. Williams co-hosts the show with her fiancĂŠ, Jules Hatfield. The two have been travel-blogging at "Don't Forget to Move" for almost four years as they travel around the world. The Saturday show is about San Francisco.
The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has adopted a budget that shows the district will have to dip into its reserves starting this year, despite spending cuts and the approval of an additional parcel tax. While the exact budget figures aren't firm because the district hasn't yet formally adopted contracts with its employees, projections that include raises show the district operating at a modest deficit of $12,824 in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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