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Mayor Nancy Shepherd announces bid for reelection

Original post made on Jun 4, 2014

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd announced Wednesday that she plans to run for reelection in the City Council race this November, becoming the second incumbent to seek a fresh term.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:55 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Vote her out, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Nancy Sheppard typifies everything wrong with Palo Alto government: give developers and city unionized employees everything they want at the expense of residents and taxpayers.

She also seems overwhelmed by the demands of the job: she has trouble formulating and articulating logical arguments, and gets very defensive if anyone disagrees with her simplistic view of the world, as evidenced by complaining about feeling "bullied" when residents asked her to enforce existing zoning laws against a developer who she wanted to give a favor (height limit waiver) to.

Please help me vote her out, for the sake of our city and our next generation.


Posted by Time-For-Sheppard-To-Go, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

It's sad that Ms. Sheppard has not taken this opportunity to exit the stage that she has managed to make a mess of over the past four years. Her decisions have been muddled, and she seems far too bound up in the agendas of special interest groups than those of ordinary Palo Altans. She has not been good for the city.

Ms. Sheppard does not deserve a second term.


Posted by Agree!, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Can't agree more with the above commenters. I will not be voting for Sheppard, or Scharff for that matter. Terrible leadership from both of them these last four years.


Posted by Longtimer, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

She does seem to lack the basic intellectual horsepower you would expect in an elected official.


Posted by Bob, a resident of Community Center
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with the previous comments!!


Posted by Mr.Recycle, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

She was wrong on high speed rail, wrong on measure d, and talks out of both sides of her mouth.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I guess this puts an end to my optimistic hope that Ms Shepherd would realize her limitations and decide not run. She is clearly over her head, even in the largely ceremonial post of Palo Alto mayor. Seeing her trying to run city council meetings is embarrassing and sad.

I'm sure there is an ideal place for Ms Shephard somewhere in the world. Unfortunately, one place we're sure she doesn't belong is on our City Council.


Posted by OY,, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Perhaps Ms. Shepherd is momentarily caught up in the praise of those using her office as a doormat to further their cause and she is unable to realize the severe limitations of her administrative capabilities. Maybe she is unable to understand that she was elected to represent and not sellout her constituents. Let's hope she will reconsider her decision to run for reelection.


Posted by paloaltonative, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

paloaltonative is a registered user.

I think the overdevelopment backlash may not bode well for Ms Shepard.


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