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Election 2007

City council, school board races to come before Palo Alto voters

Palo Alto voters will be faced with two major races when election day arrives Nov. 6, 2007. Eleven candidates are vying for four seats on the Palo Alto City Council, and six candidates are seeking to fill three seats on the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education. Visit this special "Election 2007" page for current and past stories about the races, useful links to election-related resources and other documents about this year's election.

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL

  • Palo Altans meet council candidates at forums (10/5/07)

  • Finances, infrastructure and the city's future (10/2/07)

  • Council candidates take the money -- and run (10/1/07)

  • From handshakes to high-tech (9/12/07)

  • Debbie Mytels drops from council race (8/29/07)

  • Frontrunners emerge as City Council slate is finalized at 12 (8/17/07)

  • Home stretch for Palo Alto City Council filing (8/10/07)

  • Dykwel and Burt first into council race (6/1/07)

  • Council favors campaign limits, but this year? (5/23/07)

  • Council campaign off to slow start (5/9/07)

    PALO ALTO BOARD OF EDUCATION

  • Klausner leads school-board fundraising (10/3/07)

  • Voters get first peek at school-board hopefuls (9/25/07)

  • Six school board candidates to vie for three spots (8/10/07)

  • Four so far in Palo Alto school board race (6/22/07)

    MEASURES/OTHER

  • Race called off for two local elections (8/15/07)

  • Palo Alto council accelerates broadband plan (7/10/07)

  • Hotel tax increase to go before council July 9 (6/20/07)

  • Council chooses potential broadband partner, site for emergency wells (3/7/07)

    UPCOMING FORUMS

  • Neighborhood Coffee with City Council candidates. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10-11 a.m., at Douce France, Town and Country Village.

  • College Terrace Ice Cream Social. Meet City Council and school-board candidates. Saturday, Oct 13, 2- 4 p.m., at College Terrace Library.

  • Downtown Neighborhood Coffee/Social with City Council candidates. Saturday, Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m., at 633 Hawthorne Ave.

  • Midtown Ice Cream Social. Meet City Council and school-board candidates. Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-4 p.m., at Seale Park, 3100 Stockton Place just north of Loma Verde Avenue.

  • School board: All-Candidates Coffee. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Monday, Oct. 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Young Fives/Preschool Family, 4120 Middlefield Road.

  • School board: All-Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Monday, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., at Juana Briones Elementary, 4100 Orme St.

  • Southgate Neighborhood Coffee with City Council candidates. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., at 1556 Madrono St.

  • Coffee with City Council candidates Wynn Hausser and Sid Espinosa. Hosted by Pat and Tom Sanders and Kate Hill, Barron Park. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending this private coffee, please send an email to events@wynnhausser.com.

  • School board: All-Candidates Coffee. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:30-10 a.m., at Palo Alto High School

  • Old Palo Alto Neighborhood Coffee with City Council candidates. Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:30-10 a.m., 353 Lowell Ave. RSVP to lhunter353@aol.com

  • Midtown Neighborhood Coffee with City Council candidates. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m., 241 Colorado Ave. RSVP to linda@winterlodge.com.

  • School board: All-Candidates Coffee. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Friday, Oct. 19, 8-9:30 a.m., at Nixon Elementary, 1711 Stanford Ave.

  • Crescent Park Coffee/Social with City Council candidates. Friday, Oct. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., at 1415 Hamilton Ave. RSVP to charlowell@aol.com

  • School board: Candidates Coffee & Forum. Sponsored by Community Advisory Committee for Special Education. Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at PAUSD Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave.

  • Library Foundation Candidates Forum with City Council candidates. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m., at Mitchell Park Community Center.

  • School board: All-Candidates Coffee. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Thursday, Oct. 25, 8-9:30 a.m., at Hoover Elementary, 455 E. Charleston Road.

  • School board: All-Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., at Barron Park Elementary, 800 Barron Ave.

  • School board: All-Candidates Coffee. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave.

  • School Board Candidates Forum, sponsored by PACE & the Silicon Valley Mom's Blog. Friday, Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m., Ross Road YMCA

  • PTA candidate forums

    LINKS

  • City of Palo Alto election information

  • California Secretary of State

  • Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

  • Shape the Future (San Mateo County official election site)

  • League of Women Voters

    CANDIDATE WEBSITES

    City Council

  • Pat Burt

  • Dan Dykwel

  • Sid Espinosa

  • Tim Gray

  • Mark Nadim

  • Greg Schmid

  • Yiaway Yeh

    Board of Education

  • Melissa Baten Caswell

  • Claude Ezran

  • Wynn Hausser

  • Barbara Klausner

  • Pingyu Liu

  • Camille Townsend

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