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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.

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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.

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

Civility is for morons and jerks!!

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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.

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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.