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2013: The Year of the Future

Palo Alto looks decades ahead as it tackles problems of today

by Gennady Sheyner

A Palo Alto "year" rarely follows the standard calendar. When then-Mayor Sid Espinosa proclaimed 2011 to be the "Year of the Bicycle" and when outgoing Mayor Yiaway Yeh called 2012 the "Year of Infrastructure Investment and Renewal," each was looking well beyond 12 months. So as the council continues its work this year, biking improvements and infrastructure repairs will again show up on the agenda.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

2013 should be the year of less talk and more action.

We need to stop giving the years labels and just get things done.

Posted by Boring, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

If Greg Schmit is nominated as vice-mayor in 2013, then mayor in 2014; the next two years will be all talk and no action. All council meetings will go on and on to 1:00 AM, with no decisions made.