Can Silicon Valley move King's 'Dream' forward?
Original post made on Aug 23, 2013
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on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm
"How can they sit silently when they know what's going on in East Palo Alto? It's a disgrace. It's immoral. It's obscene. So don't tell me how much contribution they made. I've seen with my own eyes. I drive through the community. If Silicon Valley and Palo Alto really wanted to make a difference in stopping the high drop-out rate, if they really wanted to make a difference in affecting the programs that would stop violence, guess what? They could do it. There's a trillion-dollar platform of wealth in Silicon Valley," he said."
[Portion removed.] EPA needs to start with its leaders DEMANDING common decency and old fashion morality. Poverty is no excuse for crime. Jones is WAY off base. [Portion removed.]
on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm
"Jones is WAY off base."
"JoHN is WAY off base."
on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm
Honoring Martin Luther King? Palo Alto?...Only if this is a wake up call!
and not just another City of Palo Alto attempt at "innovation" for being acknowledged by Obama?
Palo Alto is a "Walmart City". Palo Alto is charter city that does not support prevailing wage and Palo Alto does not have to! Being a charter city in California means that Palo Alto - one of the very richest cities in the California can avoid paying state funded project workers prevailing wage on projects using California tax payer monies. The City of Palo Alto supports the exploitation of workers and the exploitation of California state tax dollars.
Affirmative Action ended in California, and apparently so did our diversity awareness. Palo Alto did not pick up the ball on that one...where is outreach hiring for minorities?
Oh yeah, sitting on Newell and Palo Alto Ave.
Palo Alto is not at all sensitive to the needs of the lesser economic and minority populations in it's midst. Palo Alto works to exploit minorities. That's why we are a charter city.
Palo Alto is fun! ...Gotta' love a city where people would suggest we help the animal shelter first because it does more good than helping in their vehicles.. LOLOL! COMMUNITY AID? ... the proposition to give aid to people living in their vehicles? ... Isn't this the city that ended the community services help/referral phone line and community aid kiosks?
NON DISCRIMINATORY? Martin Luther King Plaza dedication? Isn't this the city that ended the collection of racial profiling data? With the premise that the city would address it if it became a problem? Need a the police? Look two blocks in form any north city gateway.
RESTRICTIONS on living in your vehicle?...Isn't this the city that's 1200 units behind on low income housing? GREEN? It's a commuter destination for work because there is not affordable housing.
JOBS? IF "those people" aren't working it's because they chose not to?! Have you been out there looking for a job lately ? Lots of PT and $10 -15 dollar an hour jobs. And the financial sustainability level here is what? ...$45,000 is poverty for a family of 2.
BUT WE HAVE FANTASTIC REAL ESTATE VALUES HERE & SUPER SCHOOLS!
Face it - we are out of touch...The majority of people who live here either inherited their homes, bought 30 years ago, or are millionaires...
If we actually have housing here it's because "it's for those of us who DESERVE IT!"