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Spectrum - July 30, 2010

Guest Opinion: Why local elections in even years make sense

by Liz Kniss

Bravo to the Palo Alto City Council for taking up the suggestion to make a simple change in process that could save the city big money for years to come — a possible million dollars over the next 10 years.

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Liz Kniss is a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors who has served both on the Palo Alto City Council (including serving as mayor twice) and the Palo Alto Board of Education. She can be e-mailed at


Posted by Jay Thorwaldson, editor emeritus
on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Jay Thorwaldson is a registered user.

Readers may want to open the linked article/charts that show the difference between odd- and even-year election turnouts, compiled by Palo Altans Bob Harrington and Joe Villareal working with the Registrar of Voters office. -jay

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