Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto's waste goes abroad, city struggles to track its impact

Palo Alto's new trash contract is expected to save the city money and divert more waste from landfills. Its ethical implications,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Rob Johnson/Captain, on Jun 7, 2021 at 6:42 pm | 44 comments | 11716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain electrification delayed to 2024 due to COVID-19 pandemic, other complications

Caltrain's electrification of its rail system has been delayed until late 2024, in part because of supply chain disruptions...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by StarSpring, on Jun 4, 2021 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 5263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward citywide fiber expansion

Palo Alto took a major step Monday toward transforming the city's municipal fiber system into an operation that could deliver...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Cecelia Watson, on Jun 4, 2021 at 9:20 am | 26 comments | 11169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council in no rush to restore in-person meetings

After more than a year of meeting over Zoom from the comforts of their homes, members of the Palo Alto City Council are in...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 2, 2021 at 4:41 pm | 12 comments | 6070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council at odds over budget strategy

After a philosophical split, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to endorse the proposed city budget, even as two of the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 1, 2021 at 2:34 pm | 13 comments | 7156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to appeal regional housing allocation

Palo Alto leaders embarked this week on a possibly risky quest to challenge the city's regional housing allocations, which...

Original post made on May. 20, 2021
Last comment by Moving On Out (To Maui), on May 29, 2021 at 7:25 pm | 82 comments | 7161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Do we really need a municipal broadband system?

We do not need another broadband system and we should be suspicious about how successful the city can be in building and...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Leslie York, on May 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm | 40 comments | 12884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hey Midpeninsula, how vaccinated is your ZIP code?

If there were a prize given to the first Midpeninsula ZIP code to reach 100% vaccination, it may soon go to 94304, the Palo...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on May 21, 2021 at 3:21 pm | 7 comments | 13305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows growing concern about city's diversity

Despite Palo Alto's recent efforts to promote social justice, the percentage of resident who think the city is doing a good...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Desert4Wheeler, on May 20, 2021 at 2:03 pm | 59 comments | 10518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing a brighter outlook, Palo Alto backs away from budget cuts

Just two weeks ago, Palo Alto's financial picture was looking grim and the City Council was staring at the prospect of a...

Original post made on May. 18, 2021
Last comment by cr, on May 20, 2021 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 6888 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council rebuffs apartment plan in College Terrace

Despite a stated commitment to encourage more housing, city leaders firmly rebuffed on Tuesday a contentious proposal to...

Original post made on May. 19, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 20, 2021 at 9:59 am | 11 comments | 6822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prodded by state mandates, Palo Alto launches new housing vision

As Palo Alto launches the complex process of identifying sites to accommodate more than 6,000 new residences, city leaders...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm | 62 comments | 8454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open Letter to City Hall: Please Release the Full Budget

Dear City Council and Staff, Several of you have referred to adjusting the proposed city budget as a "zero-sum game,"...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Erman, on May 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal challenge over utility transfers adds to Palo Alto's budget woes

A legal challenge to Palo Alto's practice of moving funds from utilities to its general fund has added to its budget pain,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on May 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm | 13 comments | 5077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Diesel fuel spilled into Matadero Creek

A diesel fuel spill from the VA Palo Alto Veterans Hospital flowed into Matadero Creek on May 6, contaminating a 600-foot...

Original post made on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by jimmy, on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am | 9 comments | 5686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 6 comments | 9979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles suit, agrees to issue refunds to phone customers

Palo Alto will have to spend $1.275 million on refunds to phone customers and attorneys fees as part of a settlement that...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Andrew Clark, on May 11, 2021 at 12:45 pm | 17 comments | 9536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing another bleak budget season, council prepares for service cuts

With the city still reeling from the economic wreckage of the Covid-19 pandemic, Palo Alto's elected leaders launched on...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2021 at 3:18 pm | 37 comments | 7184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Bike routes should be safe routes

As our bike population grows, it's more important than ever that we make our streets and intersections safe for bikers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 15 comments | 4703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's urban forester resigns to join Cal Fire

Walter Passmore, who nine years ago became Palo Alto's first urban forester, will leave his position at the end of the month...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Green Gables, on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 5153 Views
<< < 3 4 5 6 7 > >>
Page 5 of 400

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Craving a two-foot pizza? Pizzone serves Milan-style magic in Palo Alto.
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 6,562 views

PA's downtown business problems not simple to solve
By Diana Diamond | 5 comments | 5,445 views

Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 3,018 views

Is renewable diesel the real deal?
By Sherry Listgarten | 1 comment | 2,872 views

Couples and Premarital: Parallel Living: What to Do
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,737 views