Rich Cline - Why is his business based in Palo Alto?
Original post made by Lisa Giuliano on Oct 26, 2006
Rich Cline should start by putting his own company here. Rich is the founder and president of a professional services firm that offices out of Palo Alto.
Seems rather hypocritical of him to keep his office in PALO ALTO!
on Oct 26, 2006 at 9:48 pm
Interesting comment. Let me say that Rich Cline is gainfully and fully employed, as are Heyward Robinson and Vince Bressler.
Have you bothered to check the current work credentials of the Slate candidates? I think it is important that we have folks on the council who share the views of working Americans and local residents.
As a founder who has built his own local business and who employs dozens of people and who presumably bring some of their commerce and dollars to Menlo Park as well, Rich Cline has every reason to be proud. And, he doesn't particularly brag about it either.
on Oct 26, 2006 at 11:08 pm
If I were a supporter of the slate, I would not be introducing the topic of employment. One only has to do a little googling to find some rather startling information about the work history of one slate candidate who professes to be adept at business.
on Oct 27, 2006 at 12:44 pm
Instead of speculating or inventing Rich Cline's reasons for locating his business's office in Palo Alto, I asked him.
His reply was that he would prefer to be in Menlo Park but the RENTS ARE TOO HIGH for a growing business. It should be no surprise that Menlo Park continues with vacant buildings when businesses choose to locate in other communities because Menlo Park's rents remain higher than in competing cities. SUN's sales office left Menlo Park for a cheaper location when their lease was up, not because of a lack of business friendliness of the city itself.
After 4 years, the Duboc/Winkler/Jellins slate still has no economic plan - and candidate Boyle thinks they're doing a great job. We need independent thinkers on the Council who understand this business reality and are willing to work on a viable business development plan.