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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

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Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,757

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
Public Transit Follies
Jul 1, 2014 2:48 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,505

Two false assumptions about public transit underlie "Smart Growth" as it is practiced here. The first is that trips other than commutes can be (largely)... More
A Self-inflicted Hardship: The City caves in yet again (Alma Village sign)
Dec 18, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,219

The City Council's approval of an over-sized sign for the grocery store at Alma Village--formerly Alma Plaza--is but the latest sordid chapter in the Council's mismanagement... More
Die, Pedestrians, Die: The City's implicit response to major long-term safety problems
Feb 18, 2014 2:07 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,122

City Staff claims that pedestrian needs are an important part of bicycle projects (see ... More
Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 22, 2014 5:01 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,789

Kick-off events for the campaigns for the candidates for Palo Alto City Council and the School Board begin this Saturday and extend into mid-September. While there... More
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