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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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Palo Alto and Bay Area Election Facts and Thoughts on the Implications
Nov 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 6,354

How Many Voted

Palo Alto has roughly

55,000 residents of voting age (not all eligible to vote)

37,000 registered voters (36,781 as of Oct 20, 2014)

20,500... More
How are Regional Growth Projections Developed?
Jul 11, 2009 10:42 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,279

Town Square has had several lively threads about the local planning guidelines for allocating projected regional housing growth. This is a small but generally contentious... More
Options for Addressing the Rapid Rise in Regional Rents: More Housing?, Rent Control? Other Solutions?
Oct 31, 2015 2:04 pm
Comments: 66 | Views: 6,099

Rent increases have far outpaced income gains during the economic recovery and are at record levels in terms of affordability. Many residents have had to move as... More
Parking-My Two Cents
Sep 27, 2013 10:54 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 6,089

When I moved here in the 1960s parking was not a major problem or headache for residents. I suspect this was true up and down the towns in San Mateo and Santa Clara... More
Guidelines for Evaluating Public Investments
Jun 27, 2009 1:47 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,073

A reader asked me to explain the difference between public spending and public investment from an economist's perspective. I am going to try using two issues often... More
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