Is There Civic Leadership in Palo Alto?
Original post made by fred, Barron Park, on Mar 19, 2007
Where is the organized city leadership in Palo Alto? It's the vacuum created by lack of strong, visible leadership that seems to let so many things get off-track or bogged down in interest-group sniping. Back east, we had a Mayor - a real, elected-to-the-job, 4 year Mayor, as the chief executive of the city, whose job was to drive initiatives and actually get things done. If we didn't like him/her, we'd vote him/her out, but at least things got done. This City Council/City Manager form of government appears to open the door for interest-group driven gridlock without leadership responsible for getting results.
Is there real civic leadership in Palo Alto?