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Palo Alto sees revenue windfall

Original post made on Nov 29, 2013

If California's economic outlook is warming up these days, Palo Alto's is downright sizzling.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 29, 2013, 8:23 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by common sense, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Glad to see the surplus. The city council should put all of the surplus into a fund for a new public safety building, and put the same amount or more in each of the succeeding years, rather than spend it on any pet projects.


Posted by Cheapskate, a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 29, 2013 at 4:51 pm

What goes up must come down, so don't go gaga on spending the surplus. Save a good amount for the rainy days.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 30, 2013 at 6:27 am

Has anyone noticed a degradation of services as a result of those city hall vacancies?
I know I haven't!

How about making some of those vacancies permanent?


Posted by no pay raises, a resident of Ventura
on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:38 am

If the city is responsible, it will not give out any unnecessary pay raises. Instead, it should use the surplus responsibly. Spending on infrastructure or creating a rainy day fund would make the most sense to me.


Posted by Potholes, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

Just fix the damn streets already. And don't do it with 6 managers and 2 workers.


Posted by TimH, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

This is good news, but strangely counter to another article in today's updates, "Palo Alto streets could be swept less often" (12/03/2013) at Web Link. There is some irony to claim here, even conceding that even longstanding programs such as leaf banishment should be reviewed for cost efficacy.

How are various programs being managed concurrently by Palo Alto leadership? Also, with regards to Palo Alto Online, is there a unified reporting strategy regarding civic news or do you publish stories by more of an independent nature?


Posted by Garden Gnome, a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

Or they could use the money towards infrastructure instead of raising taxes.

Nah..who am I kidding? Let's spend it all!


Posted by Mom, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Can we save the extra cash to fund our long term pension obligations?


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