Dial M, or dialing for dollars

Mark Wang for NYT, 12/7/20

Silicon Valley Business Journal reported recently that Palo Alto companies give and get more than a billion dollars each year in venture capital. Billion with a “B”, a thousand times million with an “M”. 

Meanwhile I noted, in an “Uplift” message from the City, that our libraries are only open 28 percent of the time. 

What if we levy a teeny tiny tax on venture capital here and use that money to hire back furloughed staff and keep our lights on longer at libraries and community centers?

Mark Weiss

Downtown North

Former candidate Libraries Commission (but scored 20 percent higher on Math than Verbal)

Library hours open per week:

Children’s: 12

College Terrace: 8

Downtown: 8

Mitchell: 39

Rinconada: 30

Total: 97 hours 

Max: 10 x 7 x 5 = 350

(Assuming 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week is full capacity) 

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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