Menlo College hosts forum for Atherton City Council candidates on Oct. 29
A forum featuring the four candidates for the city council of the Town of Atherton City Council will be hosted by Menlo College on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm in the college’s Russell Center Great Room, at 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. The event is free and open to the public.
Four candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for three open seats on the five-member council. Thus, the election is for a majority of seats on the body, and represents a major and unusual opportunity to shape the future of town politics.
Incumbent candidates include Rick DeGolia, who won a special election last year to fill a partial term, and Bill Widmer, first elected in 2010. Also running are Mike Lempres and Rose Hau. All four candidates have long histories of residency and political activism in the town of Atherton.
The forum is hosted by Menlo College, and will be emceed by Kennedy Tanaka, a student at the college.
Among the topics likely to be discussed is the proposed Cartan Field project. Cartan Field is used by both Menlo School and Menlo College; the project plan is the subject of ongoing discussions between the two institutions and the town.
The forum will include a mix of questions prepared by Ms. Tanaka with input from her fellow students, and will also allow for written questions to be submitted from the audience.