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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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Memo to PA Police Chief Jonsen: What are you hiding from us? And why?
May 4, 2021 11:38 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 7,477

TO: Robert Jonsen, Chief of Police, Palo Alto

FROM: Diana Diamond, Palo Alto resident

TOPIC: Keeping residents in the dark about police activities

Chief,... More
Questions for PA City Manager Ed Shikada
Mar 22, 2022 3:32 pm
Comments: 48 | Views: 7,390

I am contemplating walking through Palo Alto City Hall, clear see-through flag in hand, proclaiming, “Transparency: Now!”

Why? Because I am tired of all the... More
Do Palo Alto city officials ever, ever have enough money?
May 23, 2022 1:44 pm
Comments: 65 | Views: 7,235

Palo Alto has nearly a $1 billion (that’s a “B”) budget scheduled for this coming 2022-2023 fiscal year. That in itself is amazing for a town with a 62,000-plus... More
The Delay, Delay, Delay Attitude in Palo Alto
Jul 17, 2022 3:39 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 7,204


If any of you have taken a national survey, you know the first question is something along the line of, “Do you think the country is on the right track?” Answer... More
Palo Alto’s business tax: A forever tax that we will be paying for
Jun 7, 2022 11:47 am
Comments: 59 | Views: 7,126

==I “So, what if Palo Alto imposes a business tax on all retail businesses in this city? That’s fine with me if they pay money to run Palo Alto –... More
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