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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Increasing the Number of Customers for Palo Alto's Small Businesses
Apr 14, 2022 4:00 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 6,290

Many small businesses including in Palo Alto are struggling to remain viable and open. Challenging factors include online shopping eating into retail store sales,... More
Business tax in Palo Alto
Jan 17, 2022 12:18 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,456

To the City Council and Finance Committee and staff

I support a tax at the rates suggested by the survey results in the Finance Committee agenda packet on large... More
North Ventura Planning Area Alternatives
Jun 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 19,307

Dear Mayor DuBois and council members,

The North Ventura planning area checks all the boxes as a great site for housing.

--close to services, shopping and... More
Offices Do Not Create Jobs
Jun 11, 2021 6:02 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,212

Companies and entrepreneurs create jobs. Offices provide space for some of these jobs but do not create them.

Posters sometimes allege two “facts” that are... More
Implications of Remote Work for Palo Alto
Jun 6, 2021 12:11 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 7,904

During the pandemic a growing number of workers could and chose to work remotely, mainly from home. While the number is declining as workplaces reopen, it will remain... More
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