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News - March 29, 2013

Palo Alto struggles to find the meaning of 'benefit'

City's planning commissioners try to bring order to messy debate over zoning exemptions

by Gennady Sheyner

Philosophers may rack their brains over the meaning of life, but for Palo Alto's developers, neighborhood leaders and elected officials, the meaning of "public benefits" is in many ways a more puzzling matter.

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