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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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My letter to council on the proposed business tax
Jun 11, 2022 11:40 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 4,793

Dear Mayor Burt and council members,

In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings.

But I... More
Increasing the Number of Customers for Palo Alto's Small Businesses
Apr 14, 2022 4:00 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 7,527

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: 7,743

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: 20,337

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: 7,269

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
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