Plasty live reports from Board and Commissions vetting of candidates

Palo Alto native and incumbent poly-commissioner David Bower — not to be confused with Arch Druid David Brower — is grilled by Alison Cormack, Tom Dubois, Liz Kniss, Eric Filseth, Adrian Fine. Not pictured: Lydia Kou. Absent: Greg “Happy” Tanaka.


There is no press per se here, but little old me is in the front row watching the candidates for four boards: Historic Resources, Parks and Recs, Planning and Transportation and ARB.
To wit: David Brower (i), Valerie Driscoll, Christian Pease, Deborah Shepherd (i), Amanda Brown, Adrianne Chang, Jeff LaMere (i), Ryan McCauley (i), Jackie Olson, Keith Reckdahl (i), Mark Robinson, Curtis Smolar, Brent Kevin Yamashita, Doug Burns, Rebecca Eisenberg, Angela Evans, Barton Hechtman, Karl Matzke, Randolph Asien, Asher Waldfogel (i), Christopher Kan.

The Post today had a story by Sara Tabin about Rebecca Eisenberg’s research on campaign donations and political appointments. Rebecca studied law at Harvard with Elizabeth Warren –the one runnng for POTUS. She may be close to the city record for most attempts at commission. Myself I have tried five times I think, plus 3 cracks at Council.

I’m in the music biz, but I find policy interesting. I like listening for “clams” — music jargon for false notes.

Plus my whole Earthwise at The Mitch is based on a very strong belief that a functioning Democracy needs expression, the arts, freedom of assembly.

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; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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