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About this blog: So much is right — and wrong — about what is happening in Palo Alto. In this blog I want to discuss all that with you. I know many residents care about this town, and I want to explore our collective interests to help ...  (More)

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A cold welcome at PA City Hall; Utilities Dept. public approval score drops; Nine experienced? candidates vie for Eshoo’s seat
Dec 11, 2023 2:07 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 278

Addendum to my column last week on blocking public access at PA City Hall: I walked into the lobby of City Hall recently and once again, saw the large lobby was... More
Banning the public from PA City Hall
Nov 26, 2023 7:19 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 4,393

Palo Alto City Hall is now closed to the public -- the ground floor is open, but residents, the press and the general public cannot go to any other... More
Cal Ave’s permanent ‘pedestrian mall’ creates problems
Nov 10, 2023 2:35 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 6,564

Well, it’s done. The debate is over. California Avenue, Palo Alto’s “second downtown” will now become a permanent pedestrian mall. No cars allowed. Permanent... More
Procrastination isn’t progress—even in Palo Alto
Oct 30, 2023 5:03 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 6,838

I am tired of complaining that it takes too long to get things started – and completed – by Palo Alto’s city staff. And, it turns... More
“Zoom bombing” has hit our towns – what should we do?
Oct 18, 2023 8:25 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 7,586

Yes, we’ve been “zoom bombed” right here in Palo Alto. The city council has become the latest target of people who call in via Zoom with lewd, racist, ugly... More
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