Commission aspirant pitches “tape and plungers” as traffic measure


Give me liberty or give me duct tape

Elaine Uang, millennial growth zealot, suggests, in response to question about Ross Road bike lane boondoggle, that according to a guru with a blog “plungers and tape” work surprisingly well. I taped 3 minutes of this thread — tape in the sense of digital documentation, visual with audio, and I presume contrariwise Ms Uang meant sticky, plasticky or vinyl stuff – and will update with more detail when schedule permits.

There are 13 candidates for 2 PATC seats.

Heaven help us all, as Stevie Wonder, and Claire Daly say. Claire Daly, reeds-person non pareil, who played 2003 in my concert series at Alma and Hamilton. Which was an arts gallery now office space. HHUA, re Uang and her ilk.

edita minutes later:



who ordered cold Italian pizza? This guy:

4C7D1D3B-ED74-4AEF-BE68-BF8BEBAAA895.jpegandand: the rest of the story(12/3/18:

I attended five hours of commission and board candidate vetting by 7 members of council. (Scharff was absent; Tanaka was tardy).
My scorecard for PATC was Kraus, Eisenberg (and Ezran as third); council tonite picked real estate attorney Giselle P and Democratic functionary and former software exec Cari Templeton. At least I got the gender part correct!
Makes me wonder if the two former mayors (Beecham and Mossar) were there as stalking horses.

Cari has an interesting personal statement, on the Dem Caucus website:
As a proud, progressive, I am passionate about equal rights for women, LGBTQ people, and people of color, and I believe we need to restore the middle class through a $15 minimum wage, free college, “Medicare for all,” and further key reforms. I am a thoughtful leader, an experienced negotiator, and a strong communicator, who wants to make a positive difference in the Progressive Caucus. I have the skills, time, and commitment to lead as the Communications Officer of the Progressive Caucus. Furthermore, I have the passion to develop emerging and upcoming leaders within the caucus through mentorship and identifying opportunities for others to showcase their skills. Together we can grow the participation and impact of California’s Progressive Caucus!
(Sounds more like a candidate for HRC)

Good luck to all the new commishs.

I thought ARB and PRC should have added more new blood. Don’t get me wrong, we have a plethora of talent wanting to get involved, regardless of their possbile agendas. (my harshest comments, above, previous, were for the reconstituted former mayors: move on)

(posted to PAW — let’s see if they leave it up)

andandand: i don’t know why Elaine Uang’s weird soliloquay reminded me of Rolling Stones but I did use my still-new-to-me handheld to geek out on early Stones and then buy tickets for Terry TMW and I to see them live in Santa Clara next spring. I have no idea if Palo Alto Forward or “(Deep Palo Alto)” coordinated what looks to me like pro-growth packing of the boards. I rooted for Michelle Kraus and Rebecca Eisenberg, as I said on PAW.

I was pleased to see councilmember-elect Alison Cormack sitting thru the marathon vetting session last week. In fact, she seemed to catch the entirety, whereas I ducked out twice, including a jaunt over to Parks and Rec to sound regarding the Rinconada Pool kerflufle. Alison, our 1-in-10,000 change at the White House. And skeptical as I am, Ms. Templeton may be a comer.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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