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Mayor Nancy Shepherd announces bid for reelection

Original post made on Jun 4, 2014

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd announced Wednesday that she plans to run for reelection in the City Council race this November, becoming the second incumbent to seek a fresh term.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:55 AM

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Posted by Vote her out, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Nancy Sheppard typifies everything wrong with Palo Alto government: give developers and city unionized employees everything they want at the expense of residents and taxpayers.

She also seems overwhelmed by the demands of the job: she has trouble formulating and articulating logical arguments, and gets very defensive if anyone disagrees with her simplistic view of the world, as evidenced by complaining about feeling "bullied" when residents asked her to enforce existing zoning laws against a developer who she wanted to give a favor (height limit waiver) to.

Please help me vote her out, for the sake of our city and our next generation.

Posted by Time-For-Sheppard-To-Go, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

It's sad that Ms. Sheppard has not taken this opportunity to exit the stage that she has managed to make a mess of over the past four years. Her decisions have been muddled, and she seems far too bound up in the agendas of special interest groups than those of ordinary Palo Altans. She has not been good for the city.

Ms. Sheppard does not deserve a second term.

Posted by Agree!, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Can't agree more with the above commenters. I will not be voting for Sheppard, or Scharff for that matter. Terrible leadership from both of them these last four years.

Posted by Longtimer, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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Posted by Bob, a resident of Community Center
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with the previous comments!!

Posted by Mr.Recycle, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

She was wrong on high speed rail, wrong on measure d, and talks out of both sides of her mouth.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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Posted by OY,, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Perhaps Ms. Shepherd is momentarily caught up in the praise of those using her office as a doormat to further their cause and she is unable to realize the severe limitations of her administrative capabilities. Maybe she is unable to understand that she was elected to represent and not sellout her constituents. Let's hope she will reconsider her decision to run for reelection.

Posted by paloaltonative, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

paloaltonative is a registered user.

I think the overdevelopment backlash may not bode well for Ms Shepard.

Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

People who voted for Nancy in 2009 might not vote for her in 2014.

Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

I don't know why my previous post was removed, other than it was critical of Nancy, and included information about her that was not included in the article per se.

She is smart, thoughtful and truly cares about the issues facing our city," Kniss said.

Ok, but she is not that smart and that thoughtful and it seems she is a proxy for other interests, and she is too closely allied to real estate interests, and people want change. (By the way, Liz Kniss, who you quote as Nancy's defender, likewise is probably too closely allied to the powerful and rich -- "my neighbor John Arrillaga", she has said on occasion --- so people are waiting her out, or there will be perhaps a recall. And Liz Kniss is perfectly charming, anyone who has met has observed, and was the leading vote-getter in 2012, some 15,000).

How is this not fair comment and within the TERMS OF USE?

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