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Original post made by Make up your own mind, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2014

The weekly just completed their editorials , explaining to residents how they should vote in the coming election.
Really, are people so lazy that they need a local newspaper to tell them how to vote in November. Palo Alto has some very educated and savvy voters-- do we really need to listen to the advise of a local for-profit business to tell us what to do? What would the reaction if a local developer told us how to vote? A developer is for profit business.
Also look at who the weekly recommended for the city council, then look at the advertisements in
The town square forum. Notice anything?
Also make note the new restricted posting policy on the forum. While the terms of use may remain unchanged, there is clearly an effort being made to stifle open discussion on certain people and subjects.
I will not be voting for holman, filseth, dubois, Scharf or wolbach. I will be voting for measure D and against measures B and C. I will not be voting for Godfrey or dauber ( that was a no even before the weekly endorsement [portion removed.] My recommendation is to take some time and do your homework before voting. Do not rely on people with their own personal agenda to guide you in the voting booth.

Comments (1)

Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I think that taking the school board candidates it makes sense to me that Dauber and Godfrey should be a good balance. However taking the remaining incumbents into account I am not sure that Godfrey is not different enough from Baten Caswell. Emberling although weak in the high school arena, has the emphasis on elementary which is not necessarily a bad thing in a unified district. I feel that the present board is also woman heavy and would like to see another man to balance this.

So I am considering the fact that a teacher on the board makes a lot of sense to the overall balance.

I hope that everyone will think for themselves and looks at the whole board or council before making a final decision. In my opinion a good balanced board or council is imperative to getting all views heard on any topic.

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