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A Civil Look At Civics

By Erin Glanville

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About this blog: While state and federal politics dominate the headlines, local issues have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. This blog will attempt to shine a light on topics of public interest and facilitate greater participation in the ...  (More)

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Tom Perkins’ Letter & Civil Discourse
Feb 5, 2014 9:21 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 5,951

Local venture capitalist Tom Perkins' letter to The Wall Street Journal two... More
Unincorporated 94025 Program Fees: Exploring The Case For Change
Apr 1, 2014 11:28 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 3,928


It was just after midnight when Molly Kossow, a resident of the unincorporated Menlo Oaks area of Menlo Park, went to register her daughter for gymnastics and... More
Municipal Projects: Why Do Things Cost So Much?
May 2, 2014 10:34 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,274

I occasionally experience "sticker shock" at the proposed cost of city projects. I'm not the only one. A few months ago, the City Council seemed equally as perplexed... More
OpenGov To Bring Greater Financial Transparency To Menlo Park
Feb 19, 2014 10:36 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,794

A picture is worth a thousand words. When Menlo Park launches its new city website in early April, it will have a new visual tool, courtesy of a Silicon Valley... More
Don’t Divide Menlo Park's North Fair Oaks Neighborhood
Jun 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,648

There is nothing like the threat of dividing a neighborhood to really rally it together. That's just what the Sequoia Union High School District Board has done... More
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