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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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Visioning or Potemkin Villages?
May 8, 2014 4:38 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,307

The city government of Palo Alto has announced that it will be sponsoring a series of meetings about the future of Palo Alto and wants ordinary residents to participate... More
Follow the money: Coverage for the next campaign
Nov 9, 2014 12:50 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 3,096

This is the first of a potential series of discussions about what news coverage residents would find useful about future local elections. Now is the time to have... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,089

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7 acres of... More
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,074

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
Public Transit Follies
Jul 1, 2014 2:48 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 3,004

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
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