With the Palo Alto City Council’s final vote a month ago efforts to raise public and private funds to buy and preserve the property have now kicked into high gear.
Two new email newsletters, Palo Alto Matters and This Week on the San Francisco Peninsula are being circulated to inform the public of a variety of issues for residents of Palo Alto and the Bay Area.
Most of us aspire to the concept of ‘one man, one vote’. Our country was born with a cry against “taxation without representation” but is the converse true? Are those who pay higher taxes entitled to a larger voice in the governance of our city? The Storm Water Management Fee ballot raises some interesting questions.
It must be very difficult to live in a neighborhood near downtown Palo Alto where your street is completely filled with parked cars on weekdays during business hours. Many of those vehicles belong to downtown business workers and some to Stanford employees who don’t want to pay for a university parking permit.