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By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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LWV City Council Candidate Forum: Interesting Points
Oct 1, 2014 5:11 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,871

These are my observations about some of what I found interesting at the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday September... More
Campaign Lawn Signs: What you can learn from them
Sep 30, 2014 3:09 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,316

To people who haven't worked in a political campaign, lawn signs may seem to be little more than visual clutter. But once you know what to look for, they can tell... More
Reducing Council Size? Against
Sep 25, 2014 2:52 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 2,354

This is my second time through this issue, the first being in 2005.(foot#1) I am opposing reducing Council size because its advocates have failed to make even a... More
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,733

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 7,931

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7 acres of... More
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In search of better formulated questions on school policy: part 1
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 776 views

Are TDRs the new 'Planned Community' zoning hot potato?
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An Extra Set of Hands
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 224 views