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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh benefits of 'planned-community' zoning

The Palo Alto City Council will get its first, long-awaited crack Monday at reforming the city's contentious planned-community...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 30 comments | 5111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidates take aim at chain stores, offices

Candidates for the the Palo Alto City Council vowed on Thursday to do more to protect retail in the city's two main commercial...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 30 comments | 6133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's plan to raise hotel-tax rate nets little opposition

Tax hikes are normally a thorny subject during an election season, but Palo Alto's plan to increase the city's hotel-tax...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 30 comments | 3951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks outreach help for Our Palo Alto initiative

With the Our Palo Alto initiative stretching into its second year, city officials are preparing to hire an outreach consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00 am | 30 comments | 4505 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 5675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:58 am | 30 comments | 9532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers set to get raises in Palo Alto

With the city's financial recovery in full swing, Palo Alto is set to approve on Monday raises for more than 200 managers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 30 comments | 4842 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Phil, on Dec 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 30 comments | 7276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 30 comments | 11365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 11952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at state conflict law

When the Palo Alto City Council met last month to consider creating an annual limit on new office development, one voice...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Duveneck Resident, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 30 comments | 4611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents outside new downtown parking zone want 'in'

For people living in downtown Palo Alto, the city's recently launched parking-permit program offered a promising start to...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Everyman, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 9680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | 30 comments | 7899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Olive Garden site project races to meet deadline

With the clock ticking toward the deadline for new office developments in Palo Alto, two proposals by the same architecture...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm | 30 comments | 7332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbor challenges downtown development proposal

Vincent Leung wasn't looking for a political battle, but when the Kipling Street resident learned about a three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Rothschild, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:02 am | 30 comments | 7321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Mar 3, 2017 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City eyes higher fees for companies renting public parks

Two months after Palantir sparked uproar among residents for taking over a Cubberley Community Center field for a private...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2017
Last comment by Election issue, on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm | 30 comments | 3012 Views

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Palo Alto commission backs ban on pot dispensaries

Legal marijuana may soon be the law of the land, but Palo Alto residents who expect to see a pot shop opening up in their...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2017
Last comment by Illuminato, on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:57 am | 30 comments | 3256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What About Closing the Achievement Gap???

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Original post made by High Achiever on Nov. 10, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:02 pm | 30 comments | 7565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Contact Policy at Duveneck

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Original post made by DuveneckDad on May. 3, 2007
Last comment by :), on May 13, 2007 at 5:03 pm | 30 comments | 7957 Views
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