Town Square

Post a New Topic

A civil debate on Google's impacts on city

Original post made on Oct 24, 2011

In an unusually intimate public event last week, Mountain View residents, a Google executive and community leaders sat down to discuss the topic of corporate responsibility.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 24, 2011, 11:27 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for a well-written summary of the meeting! I wasn't able to attend in person and really appreciate the write-up.

Posted by Miss Civil, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Civility is for morons and jerks!!

Posted by Sabrina, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

>> "The corporation 'can be a citizen,' Igoe said. 'More and more they realize they have a responsibility to the community' and are 'making contributions to the community.'"

Google could learn to be a more responsible "citizen" by paying their dues in taxes rather than choosing favorites and doing this or that in Mountain View to polish up their image once in a blue moon.

On a side note, I will not believe a corporation is a "citizen" until one is executed in Texas or Georgia.

Posted by Mike Laursen, a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Sabrina, is Google not paying their full property tax bill? Honest question. I'm just wondering if you're referring to some article that I missed.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 3,222 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,464 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,411 views

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 776 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 718 views