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News - March 16, 2012

Around Town

THE PLACE WHERE WE DWELL ... If Palo Alto officials want to improve residents' image of the city, transit would be a great place to start. According to the recently released Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report, a comprehensive document that is put out annually by the City Auditor's Office and that the City Council plans to discuss Monday night, March 19, residents are not at all happy with the city's bus or transit services. The National Citizen Survey, which complements the new report and compares Palo Alto to other benchmark cities, shows bus and transit services to be the city's Achilles' heel when it comes to image. It was the only category in which Palo Alto ranked "much below" other surveyed cities. The rest of the survey is unlikely to dent the city's self-esteem. Palo Alto scored "much above" other jurisdictions, as rated by residents, when it comes to "overall quality of life," "a place to live," cleanliness, parks, police services and public schools.

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