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March 12, 2004



Cathy Baylock and Terry Nagel think the City can find $60K somewhere in a $70M budget to pay for this important service to the public and parochial school kids in town, but Galligan, Coffey and O'Mahony remain unconvinced at this point. What do you think?


For a sophisticated town like Burlingame who likes to think of itself as a family town, I cannot believe the arrogance of some of the council members. And to be honest, I am surprised at Rosalie. Galligan's comment is that all parents should be walking their kids to school. For once I agree with Galligan, but that is not the real 2004 world and he should know that. As for Coffey's remarks, he doesn't care what happens in Burlingame and seems zoned out with his mind back in Florida. For Fuchs today to ask why kids can't be the crossing guards, I would like Fuchs to stand on El Camino/Bayswater/E.Carol/Primrose/Cypress. While fighting for a crossing guard at this junction(s) 10+ years ago, I thought for a moment about volunteering to do the job myself. The job is dangerous, folks!

Does anyone have the numbers of how much monies each school receives and how much monies it costs the school in salaries, expenses, etc. The councilmembers gave the impression that the schools receive oodles of money and so why can't they pay the crossing guards themselves. Aren't the schools "in crisis mode" themselves, so I can't understand what our "well-meaning" councilmembers mean? Anyone know?

I agree with one one letterwriter who wrote to Coffey, saying he was "argumentative and provocative. Shame on you" Absolutely and shame on Burlingame.

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