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Proposed ballot argument against local measure D on council composition

Shall the Palo Alto City Charter be amended to change the number of Council Member seats from nine to seven, commencing on January 1, 2019? Henry David Thoreau famously said, “who governs best governs least” but in the same essay, … Continue reading

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Work-in-progress Mark Weiss ballot statement 2014

Statement of MARK WEISS, Candidate for Member, Palo Alto City Council Occupation: CEO of small business / activist / writer Education and Qualifications: I am running for Council in the tradition of Simitian, Fazzino and Yeh, who were student leaders … Continue reading

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Our Palo Alto pseudo-mandate

I’ve been meaning to organize my thoughts about Our Palo Alto, and the workshop I attended last week, at the Elks Club. I was seated, via purportedly random processes, at a group of 7 that included insiders Steve Levy and … Continue reading

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Kevin Skelly and Vieux Carre

I ran into Kevin Skelly, the out-going (meaning he is leaving, not that he is approachable or gregarious, which he also is) PAUSD superintendent at a yogurt shop the other day, and had the opportunity to express my sense of … Continue reading

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