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Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has a large number of residents aged 65 and above—17% of the city's population compared to 11% for the state and region. In addition most of the baby boom...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 68 comments | 73932 Views

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Improve Mobility to Address Inequality

Discussions about poverty and inequality are in the news these days. I have been asked about inequality especially in the Bay Area by several reporters recently....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 36 comments | 48330 Views

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I Will Vote No on Propostion 23

I will vote no on Proposition 23. AB 32, which this proposition seeks to suspend, will help the California economy, as well as our health, air quality and national...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 51 comments | 42493 Views

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Downtown Parking Permit Discussion

I attended the residential parking stakeholder meeting last Thursday. They seem like a hard working and smart group. I have no idea whether they will be able to...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neilson Buchanan, on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 19 comments | 31139 Views

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Keeping Palo Alto a Desirable Place to Live and Work

Despite what the majority of Town Square posters say, we know that Palo Alto is a very desirable place to live and work from the perspective of new residents and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 40 comments | 28896 Views

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I Will Vote No on Propostion 23

I will vote no on Proposition 23. AB 32, which this proposition seeks to suspend, will help the California economy, as well as our health, air quality and national...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by stephen levy, on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 51 comments | 28067 Views

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Guest Opinion: Innovation climate is leading Valley out of recession

Silicon Valley is leading an economic recovery that is slowly building strength in California and the nation. The region added 21,900 private sector jobs during...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 25179 Views

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Continuation of Office Cap Discussion

On Monday night the city council will consider direction to staff with regard to an office cap proposal for Palo Alto. I think this is a bad idea as I have written...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 22, 2015
Last comment by Alex, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm | 20 comments | 19800 Views

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An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 19777 Views

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Why Aren't Consumers and Businesses Spending More?

There are two "political" answers in this important policy debate. One is a version of "Obama is terrible for business" and cites uncertainty and fear of higher...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Sep 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 26 comments | 18978 Views

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Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy

There are approximately 2.5 million unauthorized immigrant residents in California of which approximately 1.5 million are working and another 300,000 or so are children. If...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:05 am | 44 comments | 18612 Views

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Who Will Replace Baby Boomers as They Retire

Retiring baby boomers will be replaced by immigrants and their children who will account for over 80% of America's labor force growth and change over the next 20...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 74 comments | 18010 Views

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Population Growth

The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth. Since...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 54 comments | 17465 Views

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Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 17116 Views

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Developers and Development

Town Square has a lot of posts angry about the pace of development in Palo Alto and tossing around inflammatory statements about developers and the City Council. But...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Burned out in traffic, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 32 comments | 17081 Views

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Public Investments for Palo Alto's Future

The Palo Alto city council is reviewing infrastructure investment priorities in anticipation of asking voters to approve new funding measures in 2014. The largest...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Leo Tolstoy, on Oct 26, 2013 at 1:48 am | 20 comments | 17067 Views

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Hey honey, should we take that job in California?

California gets criticized regularly for having a bad business climate. The storyline goes roughly like this. States compete fiercely for new businesses. California...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Whole Picture, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 17055 Views

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Regional Growth Plans Explained

Last month the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Nov 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 32 comments | 15374 Views

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Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 41 comments | 15298 Views

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Toll Lanes Start

A portion of southbound 680 will allow single occupancy cars to use the carpool lane for a fee starting on September 20th. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16104723 ...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 19, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 8 comments | 15280 Views
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