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October 27, 2009

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alittlebird

Burlingamer,
I don't know what candidate you are referring to, but I do know that you can't spell. You have no idea whom I am voting for, nor do you know if I even live in Burlingame and will be voting. I have good eyes and ears though and I know that I WOULD vote for the candidate(s) with the most integrity and honesty. Please explain why that website goes directly to Keighran's website? Does that strike you as fundamentally right or wrong?

Burlingamer

Type in protectburlingame.org. and you will get your answer.

Awww schucks - another bunch of wasted puffed up desperate hot air and conspiracy theory struck done with the birds.

Honesty and integrity is also needed on the Voice.

alittlebird

Hmmmmmm..........

CoCoBird

Vote yes on Measure I

MORE THAN two-thirds of California cities and 13 of the 20 cities in San Mateo County have switched from the outdated model of an elected city clerk to an appointed city clerk, which allows cities to make appointments using the same thorough process they use to select other department heads. In 1991, Burlingame voters approved making the city treasurer an appointed position.

Here's why we think you should vote yes on Measure I, which would make the office of city clerk appointive:

Although they are technically elected, our city clerks are really appointed. Here's how it has worked in Burlingame for years: First, the city clerk retires before finishing the term, then the City Council appoints someone to fill out the rest of the term, then that person runs unopposed for the office of city clerk in the next election and -- no surprise -- gets elected. Our clerks have been appointed this way for the past 25 years and have run unopposed in elections, with just one exception.

For the past 30 years, all of our city clerks have been well qualified because they have come from the ranks of experienced city employees with proven track records. We might not always be so lucky. State law only requires elected city clerks to be age 18 or older and registered voters in the cities where they serve. If an unqualified person were elected, the public's only recourse is an expensive and time-consuming recall election.

The duties of city clerks have become increasingly complex over the years, requiring professional skills and expertise. We need to make sure our city clerk is qualified, Gherinis, San Mateo

(source: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20091021/ai_n39313012/?tag=content;col1

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