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By Stuart Soffer

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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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Debating Earthquake Insurance
Jan 5, 2015 11:54 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 2,086

Whenever we receive a renewal statement for earthquake coverage it's a cause for wrestling whether or not to renew – damned if I do and damned if I don't. I've... More
Split the Ticket for Menlo Park
Oct 6, 2014 4:53 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,051

But first, for a couple of months I've been noticing (and using) the new green bicycle demarcations in Menlo Park and Palo Alto. These are a vast improvement of... More
Is it easier to get a permit to remove 62 trees than 1 tree in Menlo Park?
Nov 12, 2013 11:18 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,908



Menlo Park has a heritage tree ordinance to preserve the stock of healthy trees from premature extraction. Portions of the ordinance were contentious in the... More
It doesn’t pencil out - justify the budget and hiring.
Jun 15, 2015 4:26 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 1,777

When I was on the planning commission, the Planning Department included at least two contract planners – for years – who ably served the city. They also understood... More
Purge the Subscriptions Day
Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,753

I just got off the phone with AT&T regarding my father's phone account. A very pleasant and knowledgeable person was on the other end of the line, who could also... More
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