Editorials

2022

Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend Shounak Dharap and Shana Segal.

October 14, 2022 | 54 comments
Kevin Jensen for Sheriff

The next sheriff will face a monumental challenge to improve transparency, accountability and communication after years of mismanagement. Jensen is the best qualified candidate.

October 14, 2022 | 4 comments
Yes on Measure K, establishing modest business tax

Although Measure K is far from ideal, Palo Alto is currently one of the few cities of its size in the area to have no local tax on any of its businesses, and as such, a tax is long overdue.

October 14, 2022 | 11 comments
Yes on Measure L to allow gas utility profits to continue supporting the general fund

The transfers from the gas utility need to continue, at least until the city develops a full financial plan for carbon emissions reductions.

October 14, 2022 | 14 comments
Veenker, Lauing, Lythcott-Haims for Palo Alto City Council

With no incumbents running, it's a wide open race for three seats
As our recommendations show, our interest is in selecting candidates for their varied talents, perspectives, diversity and ability to communicate effectively.

October 7, 2022 | 81 comments
Our election recommendations

The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara County sheriff, district attorney and assessor, plus Measure A.

May 12, 2022 | 33 comments
Yes on Ravenswood's Measure I school bond

Next month, voters in the Ravenswood City School District will be asked to tax themselves and entrust the district with $110 million to pay for school upgrades.

May 6, 2022 | 1 comment

2021

When police control what the public learns about its activities, there can be no accountability

City Council should reverse police department decision to silence its radio communications
At a time when the need for public scrutiny of police conduct has never been greater, we can't afford to make that transparency worse.

April 2, 2021 | 31 comments
Poor decision to encrypt police radio transmissions should be reconsidered

Following a year of unrest and protests urging police accountability, blanket encryption is the wrong move to make.

January 8, 2021 | 10 comments

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