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Original post made on Sep 30, 2022

East Palo Alto City Council hopefuls include the incumbent mayor; a minister and coach; a former teacher; two self-employed business owners; a data scientist; and a proud graduate of public schools.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2022 at 4:28 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

This is a useful overview with some important specifics. Thank you for all the information.

So where does Martha Barragan currently work, if she’s employed?

It’s revealing that some candidates are so critical and leave out accurate context. It doesn’t reflect well on them. For example, complaints about losing staffing when all cities have during Covid, and the key positions that are open have qualified interims filling them.

Another example is not building apts in 20 years, but leaving out condos, single family homes and low income apts that gave ben built in recent years. We had a building surge in 2000 when hundreds of housing units of all kinds was built. We also didn’t have enough water for years. So yeah, leaving out the context or providing weirdly arbitrary housing definitions like just saying apartments is misleading.

My family has been googling all the candidates. There’s so little on Ms.Smith that we hope to hear more about her platform. And there’s no way candidate Wilkerson is 60 years old because she was born circa 1950. Her criminal background listed seems incomplete because we found crimes associated with her real estate background not just her tax felonies.

One of the candidates has a bio saying they live in Palo Alto. Come on candidate, be serious!

Kudos to the candidates who have a record of service in EPA and are running campaigns that aren’t trying to do anyone dirty.

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