Atwater faces a bigger dilemma than many of its citizens may realize.
We have two council members, Joe Rivero and Gary Frago, seeking re-election. It was on their watch that our financial problems escalated. Neither of them has followed the lead of Mayor Faul and Councilman Mooneyham to relinquish their benefit package. This is a prime example of extreme hubris on both their parts.
In addition, I am certain many voters still remember the "Frago fiasco" that cost the city a good deal of money for sensitivity training when Frago emailed racist jokes using the city equipment.