Pluck out every brick and Stone

If he is currently employed by PAUSD, shouldn’t he recuse?

Greer is not employed by PAUSD and if he was he’d employ the 

same high ethical standards he did when he recused himself for the

tenant relocation matter when it came before council. It is advisable 

to do a little research rather than put forth conjecture and create 

doubt about another’s ethics by not only naming them but publishing 

a large photo of them with the article. 


thank you former mayor and I appreciate the rapid response and yes I appreciate being wrong every once in a while. My problem if I have a problem is Moore with Molly then Greer. We have a long history recently of the appearance of conflict of interest with developing lawyers architects pushing this build baby build economy with no countervailing pressure. And then out of the blue we have Molly telling Keith Reckdahl Hwy Seems like a good guy good enough to not participate weather in Casti . and we have the disingenuous discussion of taxing businesses finally but only about 10% of what we could do. and even if Tom and Alison are to me the two most responsive current members of council or maybe it would look better if they did not discuss the business tax since by a somewhat casual research they are or were both google people. again I know Tamil enough to think he would know when not to advocate for his employer yet and remedy it would probably be better if he didn’t participate due to the perception of conflict. and in terms of my recent frustration I looked it up and Greer has responded exactly 3 times out of more than 200 quarries I have either sent him or copied him on.

so I stand by my reporting of news and views in ponds in the fact that sometimes a stone is just a stone but not a weapon.

But I will circulate this what is his new profession?

I’m of the age that I remember Cubberley as a rival high school to my Gunn, but some of my best friends these last 40 years are also Cubberley alumni. 

I also produced a 150-part concert series there, 1994-2001 — plus an outlier event in fall 2019.

I voted there last fall.

Although I am being a stickler here, Greer is the least of our problems. I actually think that by and large PAUSD and We The People are more or less the same people, with overlapping interests. (I’m also graduate of Terman, the last graduating class of the old Terman — I have a speech buried in the time capsule…).

I say develop all 35 acres or what not.

Going hard on 8 versus 27 or what not is divisive (and by the way, AC, the school is not “dilapidated” – it is merely old. Or middle aged. Live begins at 75, 75 is the new 25 et cetera).

I recommend 35 acres of park land. Pluck out every brick and stone. 

Or build 200,000 sq feet of new infrastructure. With housing above usage.

But just as we student leaders in 1977 put our ideas and plans into a re-purposed tank gun mortar or casing, maybe just jot down your ideas and leave it for a future generation of better leaders — more responsive, more representative, less cliche-ridden — to act upon. 

Mark Weiss

Fremont Hills ’76, Terman ’78, Gunn 1982

Downtown North

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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