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An Alternative View

By Diana Diamond

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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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Loss of transparency? Council decides HR can investigate some internal police problems – not an independent auditor
Dec 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,784

Open governments and transparency in city affairs are big things for me – they’re part of what democracy should be all about. If city decisions are not available... More
Sure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution
Dec 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Comments: 58 | Views: 3,313

Wow! Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation will have 15.5 employees to solve all our traffic problems in our city – that’s a lot of people to... More
Do city officials ever consider giving taxpayers a break?
Dec 2, 2019 4:48 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,828

Advice to new government officials: Spend! And then, get more money from taxpayers! Get it again! And again

Keep on asking!

Fellow taxpayers, I think we are... More
No person is above the law, including police officers.
Nov 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,332

No man is above the law.

We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment... More
A Voter Warning from a Wise Friend
Nov 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,495

“Do not be a single-issue voter,” a wise friend once told me. “Elections are too important to waste your vote just because you may agree with a candidate on... More
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