"Outsourcing" Infection Spreads
A piece in PublicCEO.com today, HERE, tells us that the tiny community of Atherton, California, has become the most recent municipality to become afflicted by the infection known as "outsourcing".
LIKE NEWPORT BEACH, BUT SMALLER
Atherton, a very, very wealthy community of just under 7,000 residents, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read about it in Wikipedia, HERE. Although less than 10% of its size, the demographics and wealth very much resembles Costa Mesa's neighbor, Newport Beach. The average home value is said to be more than $4,000,000, and the family income in excess of $200,000.
PLANS TO LAYOFF 30% OF STAFF TOMORROW
According to PublicCEO.com and the article to which it refers from the San Jose Mercury News, HERE, Atherton is poised to layoff 30% of the staff tomorrow. There have been talks of strikes and, as in the case of Costa Mesa, a lawsuit has been filed to stop the outsourcing.
ASSESSING THE EPIDEMIC
As mentioned in my previous post, tomorrow I will attend the debate between Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger on one side versus Nick Berardino and Jennifer Muir on the other that may give me a sense of just how deep the infection is in our city. Sadly, we are not alone as this epidemic begins to sweep municipalities throughout the state, fanned by the rhetoric of local, state and national politicians with only their own political futures in mind.