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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou: Playing zone defense

Lydia Kou, who's looking to keep her seat on the Palo Alto City Council this fall, distinguishes herself from the other two...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 6 comments | 2365 Views

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Measure S would extend Water District tax indefinitely

Should an existing property tax that has eight more years to go be extended indefinitely? This is the question being placed...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 3382 Views

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Seeking to boost police transparency, Palo Alto eyes larger role for independent auditor

After voting in December to reduce the scope of the city's police auditor, Palo Alto is now considering moving in the opposite...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by anon1234, on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 3278 Views

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Greg Tanaka: Following the money

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...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by anon1234, on Oct 5, 2020 at 8:43 am | 9 comments | 2478 Views

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Steven Lee: Proudly progressive

Palo Alto City Council candidate Steven Lee likes to push for reform, even if that means ruffling a few feathers at City...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 6 comments | 2391 Views

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Pat Burt: Back in the game

Pat Burt believes his years of City Council experience can help Palo Alto deal with several challenges as well as reverse...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 2277 Views

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Ed Lauing: A steady hand

Palo Alto City Council candidate Ed Lauing as been paying his civic dues for the past decade, first on the Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 2190 Views

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Greer Stone: Keeping it local

Palo Alto's housing crisis hits close to home for Greer Stone, a Gunn High School teacher who is making his second bid for...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by PaloAltoVoter, on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2098 Views

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Palo Alto candidates diverge on housing, unite on police reform

Ten City Council candidates diverged over housing strategies Thursday, though most agreed that the city needs stronger police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 2, 2020 at 5:33 pm | 33 comments | 6630 Views

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Palo Alto dismantles city auditor's office, shifts to national firm

After years of complaining about internal strife in the Office of the City Auditor, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Oct 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 8 comments | 5621 Views

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Ajit Varma: All business

As someone who works with businesses around the globe, Palo Alto City Council candidate Ajit Varma believes he is ideally...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
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Despite looming questions over Caltrain and high-speed rail, Palo Alto moves ahead with grade separation effort

As Palo Alto approaches a critical juncture in its multiyear journey to redesign its rail crossings, city leaders are confronting...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Aldin Lee, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:05 pm | 18 comments | 8352 Views

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City Council incumbents maintain cash edge in crowded Palo Alto race

The two incumbents in Palo Alto's crowded race for City Council seats are leading the 10-candidate field in cash raised,...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 28 comments | 6304 Views

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School board race expands with two newcomers, one incumbent

The Palo Alto Unified school board race is heating up, with two additional newcomers in the running and an incumbent announcing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Joan Gross, on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 21 comments | 9085 Views

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With new zoning tool, Palo Alto looks to relieve housing drought

As Palo Alto looks to revise its zoning code to encourage more affordable housing, the City Council remains split on a crucial...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 1, 2020 at 10:22 am | 16 comments | 4514 Views

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Ladomirak ahead in school-board campaign fundraising, trailed by incumbents

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak has a lead in campaign contributions in the school board race with over $20,000, while incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Allyson, on Sep 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 3903 Views

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Guest Opinion: Housing over parking lots? Time to look into it

Palo Alto's recent setbacks resulting from the pandemic only reinforce the need to seriously consider the feasibility of...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by David L Hirsch, on Sep 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 2846 Views

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Guest Opinion: Palo Alto Utilities' dilemma — it's really ours, too

Why are we seemingly so incapable of shifting direction when it's so clear we must stop burning fossil fuels? The story of...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by David Coale, on Sep 26, 2020 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 5100 Views

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Blue trees and recycled labyrinths: The art of public art

"Public art is a really powerful thing that can stimulate conversation in a way that artwork in a gallery doesn't," according...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by ALB, on Sep 25, 2020 at 9:38 pm | 5 comments | 3066 Views

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Palo Alto faces lawsuit over 'residents-only' policy at Foothills Park

A group of civil rights organizations and residents filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto on Tuesday in a bid to repeal a contentious...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 78 comments | 11033 Views
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