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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)
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 downtown in 2006 and enjoy being able to walk to activities. I do not drive and being downtown where I work and close to the CalTrain station and downtown amenities makes my life more independent. I have worked all my life as an economist focusing on the California economy. My work centers around two main activities. The first is helping regional planning agencies such as ABAG understand their long-term growth outlook. I do this for several regional planning agencies in northern, southern and central coast California. My other main activity is studying workforce trends and policy implications both as a professional and as a volunteer member of the NOVA (Silicon Valley) and state workforce boards. The title of the blog is Invest and Innovate and that is what I believe is the imperative for our local area, region, state and nation. That includes investing in people, in infrastructure and in making our communities great places to live and work. I served on the recent Palo Alto Infrastructure Commission. I also believe that our local and state economy benefits from being a welcoming community, which mostly we are a leader in, for people of all religions, sexual preferences and places of birth. (Hide)
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Congratulation to Alta Housing on the Opening of Wilton Court
Uploaded: Oct 23, 2022
Shortly the Wilton Court housing project for low-income residents including 21 units for developmentally disabled adults will welcome new residents.
Sheryl Klein of Alta gave Scott O'Neil and me a tour last Wednesday right ahead of a tour for 40 potential residents.
The project is much nicer than I could have imagined. Besides the living places, there is a large community room that will also be open to public groups. And there is a large and welcoming outdoor deck on the second floor.
The building and units are electric, have sufficient wiring, heating and AC, large bathrooms in many rooms and plentiful cupboard and closet space.
Our daughter Becky was developmentally disabled and while she could not have lived at Wilton as our income is too high, I am aware of the huge benefits to these adults and their families from having an independent living space in a great location with on site services. There is a room for two half-time support staff to help these residents.
Thank you Alta, it was a long journey.
I hope you will share your experiences and thoughts with staff so Palo Alto can make it easier for Alta and others to bring new projects like Wilton to our city.
What is it worth to you?
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