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A Pragmatist's Take

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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Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 3 of 3)
Dec 6, 2013 1:10 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 7,841

This recognize some promising, albeit understated, reactions of several of the Commissioners to a bad Staff report. The previous parts of this series addressed persistent... More
Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 2 of 3)
Dec 4, 2013 1:13 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 7,647

Residents complain that they and their viewpoints were not treated fairly after far too many of the Council and Commission hearings that I have participated in over... More
Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 1 of 3)
Dec 3, 2013 2:56 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 32,769

"Watch what we do, not what we say" was famously said by John Mitchell, as then-President Nixon's Attorney General and political strategist. I was... More
Palo Alto's Culture War: Analytics vs. Aspirationals
Nov 10, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 23,631

Many assessments of why the debate on Measure D was so bitter and divisive incorrectly cast it as a series of individual, isolated mistakes. Instead much of it was... More
Can Palo Alto Afford the Vanity of its Ruling Elite? Part 1 of an infinite series: Intro and Fiber-to-the-Premises
Oct 31, 2013 12:54 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 49,963

"Ruling elite" in the title is meant to provoke thought about how far the priorities of the decision-makers diverge from those of the typical resident. One of the... More
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