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Greg Tanaka: Following the money

Original post made on Oct 2, 2020

Greg Tanaka, who's looking to keep his seat on the Palo Alto City Council this fall, proudly wears the mantle of the city's leading fiscal hawk.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 2, 2020, 6:49 AM

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2020 at 7:47 am

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Greg is standing up for what I and many other Palo Altans believe in. He has the backbone to stand up and think about the future of our city and its economics. Many people hate on Greg for taking developer money, but he is one of the only candidates who reports EVERYTHING and doesn't take PAC money. He doesn't hide the money like many of his opponents and actually listens to the community on issues.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm

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Thank God Greg Tanaka is running. Who else really tries to stop excessive spending? He is the only one. Ultimately it's our money being wasted. $455 million in unfunded pension liabilities that Palo Alto residents have to finance thanks to profligate spending at the City.


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Posted by The Perfect Choice
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 2, 2020 at 1:44 pm

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He is who we need on counsel!!! He’s clear in where he stands for our city and listens to every member of our community. For the sake of Palo Alto VOTE GREG TANAKA on November 3rd


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Posted by Ardan Michael Blum
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm

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Greg Tanaka has my full support and trust. This article would be better in the Palo Alto Daily Post (which prides itself on editorial courage and actually provides ego rubs for the editor).


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 2, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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Another inconsistency is that despite being so stingy he often gloats about his role in two of the biggest pork projects: as a member of IBRC that pushed thru the new police station; his support of the California Avenue Streetscape project.


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Posted by PaloAltoVoter
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:43 am

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The Weekly's comments on why NOT to vote for Greg were right on target and summed up in three words - Following the Money


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Posted by Fred Balin
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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Kevin writes:
“… but he is one of the only candidates who reports EVERYTHING and doesn't take PAC money."

As per Council Member Tanaka’s FPPC Form 460 filing for the period ending 9/19, he lists a $2,500.00 contribution from the California Real Estate Political Action Committee.


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Posted by anon1234
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:37 am

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In the last election the weekly editorial team did not endorse Tanaka because his interview was so bad as to be “disqualifying” !?
This years interview is just as bad, Tanaka refuses to answer questions directly as he also did in the PAN forum.
He constantly refers back to his office hours as if speaking to voters is unique to him and not a requirement of those serving the community as council members. He really has done nothing on council for residents and frequently takes sole credit for big projects a lot of people worked on for years like cal ave streetscape and college terrace traffic calming.
No ...please vote no on Tanaka


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Posted by anon1234
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:43 am

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Here is a link to weekly Tanaka interview:
Web Link


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