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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Inaugural reflections

The rapid repair of the country’s Capitol shows what our country can do. By Inauguration Day it was repaired, and bedecked with furling flags, appropriate...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:44 am | 39 comments | 8782 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Stimulus Versus Austerity--A False Choice

I watched the Fareed Zakaria GPS show this morning. Paul Krugman argued that the U.S. economy needs more federal stimulus to help increase economic growth and reduce...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 38 comments | 23936 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Stimulus Versus Austerity--A False Choice

I watched the Fareed Zakaria GPS show this morning. Paul Krugman argued that the U.S. economy needs more federal stimulus to help increase economic growth and reduce...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 4, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 38 comments | 6866 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California's Budget Deficit and Debt

First a couple of numbers. After the spending reductions adopted in March and the additional income tax revenue that was reported in April, California now faces...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 30, 2011 at 7:41 am | 38 comments | 19694 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California's Budget Deficit and Debt

First a couple of numbers. After the spending reductions adopted in March and the additional income tax revenue that was reported in April, California now faces...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 30, 2011 at 7:41 am | 38 comments | 4187 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should Zoning Ever Change

My answer is yes just as it is for laws regarding civil rights when I was growing up in the 1950s or for laws regarding gay marriage or a women's right to choose....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ban PC, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 38 comments | 26537 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Smart Growth Principles ARE Smart

The term smart growth is used to describe a perspective on how our region's growth, particularly the housing growth, should be located. It is separate from the discussion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Wrong, on Jun 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 38 comments | 19629 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Deck is Stacked

If you have twelve seconds, take a look at this video clip from October 2015. Candidate Trump is talking with Chris...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 38 comments | 12308 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Why Are You Supporting Measure A

There is already a Town Square blog thread for people who oppose Measure A. This blog is for people to share why they support continuing and increasing the parcel...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 5, 2015
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:27 am | 38 comments | 19174 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transportation

Santa Clara County Measure B proposes a half-cent increase in the sale tax to raise approximately $6.3 billion for transportation investments over the next 30 years....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Oct 22, 2016 at 1:10 am | 38 comments | 21322 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Dare to be Fair Vote No on Prop 15

I was brought up to believe I should help pay for the public services I want. So I support school bonds and parcel taxes as a long-term investment and in gratitude...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by kodaikanal rooms, on Jan 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | 38 comments | 11295 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to close

After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May. Alethea Rowe, senior director...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by Leah, on Jun 21, 2018 at 11:55 am | 38 comments | 39053 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Express lanes will cost drivers masses of money -- and the state will collect millions from us

==I "The integration of managed express lanes will reduce congestion all along the U.S. 101 corridor. It will encourage carpooling and transit ridership as...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia Albert, on Mar 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm | 38 comments | 7039 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional part of the Regional Housing Needs Determination Process

Housing policy will be a major topic in the upcoming Comp Plan update. There are a variety of viewpoints regarding what is best for Palo Alto. This memo focuses...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:51 am | 37 comments | 16619 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you take a bus to LA?

Buses are climate-friendly, cheap to ride, and don’t require any special tracks or right of ways. They are an important transportation alternative on our warming...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 37 comments | 18447 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions

Palo Alto has a 50 foot height limit for new buildings although there are provisions for exemptions in certain circumstances. The origin as I remember was around...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Feb 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm | 37 comments | 15615 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

A Slow Economic Recovery Ahead--What do You Need to See Before the Economy Reopens

Dear Mayor Fine and council members, You are aware of the many health related prerequisites for reopening parts of the economy. And you are aware that reopening...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by the trump pandemic response, on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:37 am | 37 comments | 8564 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 27730 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU

Fire I'll take you to burn Fire I'll take you to learn I'll see you burn!!! You fought hard and you saved and learned But all of it's going to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by foodie, on Oct 30, 2017 at 10:36 am | 37 comments | 14447 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Get Rid of Those Roundabouts!

Roundabouts are the new “in” thing for Palo Alto’s Transportation Department – and these drivable road circles are part of an $9.6 million...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:04 pm | 37 comments | 14091 Views
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