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Council rejects campaign-financing guidelines

Original post made on Sep 11, 2007

Palo Alto City Council hopefuls can strike signing a campaign-financing pledge from their to-do lists for the Nov. 6 election. With a 6-2 vote Monday evening the council doused Councilwoman LaDoris Cordell's effort to voluntarily limit campaign spending.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:04 am

Not surprised that the council doesn't like the idea of spending limits on campaigns. Since the big guys have ott budgets they can't see why the aspiring big guys can't too.

I for one think much too much money is spent on all types of American elections.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:20 am

Any candidate can still limit their own expenditures and make an issue of it, if they like. Tend to agree this is a solution looking for a problem. Hey, City Council - got a few minutes to talk about street repairs????

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Posted by Bye bye LaDoris
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:25 am

Solutions looking for a problem is Cordell's hallmark of her tenure on the city council.
Glad to see that the vast majority of the council had the common sense to vote this down.
Now what issue can they move on to now, while avoiding infrastructure and other pressing matters?

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