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Palo Alto nixes plan to 'muzzle' commissioners

Original post made on Oct 27, 2020

The City Council backed away Monday from contentious proposals that would have restricted the ability of local commissioners to talk to the media and empowered the council to easily remove members.

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Posted by Enough
a resident of another community
on Oct 27, 2020 at 11:16 am

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Good decision. You don't treat volunteers that way, not if you want to keep having people volunteer.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

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An interesting piece of journalistic reporting might be to make a list of Palo Altans who have applied for commission but we’re never seated and ask them what they think both about composition of boards how boards act and the general state of leadership.
I generally do not stand with people who blame staff for our problems but in this case I do question the very need for a chief communications officer and what her role was in writing this handbook.
Palo alto seems to have the Brown Act bass Ackwards.
I want leaders who are articulate. And art literate. But that’s a whole nuther mother.

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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 29, 2020 at 9:57 pm

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Did you all see the Bachelorette? One of the "gentlemen" was unpleasant and Chris Harrison came in and told him he was done and walked him to his car. Then the bachelorette went off script and Chris Harrison came in and told her she was gone.
So there you have it - Hollywood's answer to bad behavior and going off script. Someone will come in and say you are gone. Walk you to your car. GOOD BY.

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