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Making mediation mandatory

Original post made on Apr 13, 2008

A 36-year-old program to help landlords and tenants resolve their disagreements has fallen into obscurity in Palo Alto, despite an established record of success, according to its program director.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Lynn Pollock Marsh
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 13, 2008 at 11:27 am

It strikes me that the time is COME, and is OVERDUE to make MANDATORY MEDIATION, not only between renters and owners of homes, but should be required for graduation at every level of education. CONFLICT RESOLUTION - A NATIONAL MANDATE

Silicon Valley entrepeneurs understand conflict resolution as part of the business process. They could share these skills with the non-profit sector.

GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher, Harvard Business School is a complete lesson plan.

Lynn Pollock Marsh
Resident, 35 years


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Posted by pro mediation
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

Mediation should be promoted and encouraged at all levels of society. I'm alarmed at the level of rudeness portrayed in the media --- particularly reality shows. The lowest common denominator of behavior is becoming the norm. Mediation programs remind us of respectful ways to resolve conflict. I hope the landlords wake up and realize this program is a win-win for landlords and tenants.


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