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Embracing tech, but carefully

Original post made on May 19, 2017

It's a problem most cities would envy. But job growth in Palo Alto — a regional leader in both technology innovation and traffic frustration — is as much a problem to be solved as a sign of prosperity.

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Posted by Thank you!
a resident of University South
on May 20, 2017 at 11:24 am

Thank you tanaka for making the motion for allowing software development in Palo Alto. This was a critical correction. I can't believe that there were some council members who actually voted against this. They are so out of touch

Posted by Read more carefully
a resident of Downtown North
on May 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Mr. Thank you,
You would do well to read more carefully. Tanaka wanted to allow tech businesses in R1 homes. In other words, turn R! neighborhoods into business districts. Please pay attention:
NO ONE, repeat, NO ONE said anything about disallowing tech businesses.

Posted by Palantirville Backward
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Embracing tech?? This whole thing was a made-up controversy by an outgoing PA commissioner who was totally untruthful about what former Mayor Burt said -- which was that billion-dollar companies like Palantir and American Express were pricing out small startups from downtown.

Small start-ups have been the root of Silicon Valley for many decades; it's only the clueless and/or the intentionally deceptive who claim otherwise.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm

@Thank you wrote " I can't believe that there were some council members who actually voted against this. They are so out of touch."

I can't believe there were council members who were so out of touch with Palo Alto and its history that they even brought this up for a vote. I can't believe there are council members who continue to perpetuate the, er, "misquote" pushed by former commission Ms. Downing.

How long will they continue to mislead people?

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