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{{tnr}}An '''Atherton Little League Ball Field at Holbrook-Palmer Park''' ballot question is on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the Town of Atherton in {{san mateo}}.<ref name=hpp>[http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_21261027/split-atherton-council-oks-two-november-measures-asking ''Mercury News'', "Split Atherton council OKs two November measures asking for voter input on projects", August 7, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}An '''Atherton Little League Ball Field at Holbrook-Palmer Park, Measure M''' ballot question was on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in the Town of Atherton in {{san mateo}}, where it was '''approved'''.<ref name=hpp>[http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_21261027/split-atherton-council-oks-two-november-measures-asking ''Mercury News'', "Split Atherton council OKs two November measures asking for voter input on projects", August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
The Menlo-Atherton Little League organization wants to improve the existing ball field at Holbrook-Palmer Park by adding bleacher seating for 200 people, an electronic scoreboard and restrooms. They also want to overhaul the ball field's existing turf. The cost of the project is about $500,000, and the Little League would pay for that.
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The Menlo-Atherton Little League organization wants to improve the existing ball field at Holbrook-Palmer Park by adding bleacher seating for 200 people, an electronic scoreboard and restrooms. They also want to overhaul the ball field's existing turf. The cost of the project is about $500,000, and the Little League will pay for that.
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Measure M
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| yes = 2,901
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| yespct = 75.12
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| no =  961
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| nopct = 24.88
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| image =
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 55.00
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:''Final official results from the [https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/results/2012/nov/ San Mateo County elections office].''
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==Support==
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The "Yes on Measure M—Rebuild the Ballpark" organization supported Measure M. Through the end of October, the group had raised $7,219, all from Robert B. Hellman, Jr. He is a member of the board of the Menlo-Atherton Little League and a former coach.
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Mike Gardner, who is the president of the Menlo-Atherton Little League, said, "We're very confident it's going to pass, common sense will prevail. The town is being offered a half-million-dollar gift".<ref name=ll>[http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_21919808/atherton-ballot-measure-campaigns-draw-thousands-dollars ''Mercury News'', "Atherton ballot measure campaigns draw thousands of dollars", November 2, 2012]</ref>
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==Opposition==
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Ballot arguments against Measure M were signed by Frank Merrill (Park and Recreation Commissioner) and Rachel Croft, of the city's tree committee. They believe the size of the project may present future problems.<ref name=ll/>
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==Text of measure==
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  text = '''Measure M:''' "Should the Town permit the Menlo-Atherton Little League to improve the baseball field and surrounding areas at Holbrook-Palmer Park, including covered seating for spectators, an improved playing area for children, and new restrooms for all park users, using private funds only?"
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==Path to the ballot==
 
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Bill Widmer, Jim Dobbie and Kathy McKeithen were the three town council members who voted in favor of placing the measure on the ballot.
 
Bill Widmer, Jim Dobbie and Kathy McKeithen were the three town council members who voted in favor of placing the measure on the ballot.
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* [[Local ballot measures in California about zoning, land use and development]]
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* [https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2012/nov/documents/City%20of%20Atherton%20Resolution%20for%20a%20Little%20League%20Proposal%20Measure.pdf Text of Measure M]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:03, 6 January 2013

An Atherton Little League Ball Field at Holbrook-Palmer Park, Measure M ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Town of Atherton in San Mateo County, where it was approved.[1]

The Menlo-Atherton Little League organization wants to improve the existing ball field at Holbrook-Palmer Park by adding bleacher seating for 200 people, an electronic scoreboard and restrooms. They also want to overhaul the ball field's existing turf. The cost of the project is about $500,000, and the Little League will pay for that.

Election results

Measure M
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,901 75.12%
No96124.88%
Final official results from the San Mateo County elections office.

Support

The "Yes on Measure M—Rebuild the Ballpark" organization supported Measure M. Through the end of October, the group had raised $7,219, all from Robert B. Hellman, Jr. He is a member of the board of the Menlo-Atherton Little League and a former coach.

Mike Gardner, who is the president of the Menlo-Atherton Little League, said, "We're very confident it's going to pass, common sense will prevail. The town is being offered a half-million-dollar gift".[2]

Opposition

Ballot arguments against Measure M were signed by Frank Merrill (Park and Recreation Commissioner) and Rachel Croft, of the city's tree committee. They believe the size of the project may present future problems.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure M: "Should the Town permit the Menlo-Atherton Little League to improve the baseball field and surrounding areas at Holbrook-Palmer Park, including covered seating for spectators, an improved playing area for children, and new restrooms for all park users, using private funds only?"

Path to the ballot

The measure was referred to the ballot on August 7, 2012 by a 3-2 vote of the Atherton Town Council.[1]

Bill Widmer, Jim Dobbie and Kathy McKeithen were the three town council members who voted in favor of placing the measure on the ballot.

See also

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