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Candidate season officially opens Monday

Original post made on Jul 14, 2014

Palo Alto residents looking to jump into the City Council and school board races can start picking up their nomination papers today, as the filing period officially gets under way.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

I would say that any fewer than 10 candidates for City Council, five open seats, and Palo Alto has basically thrown in the towel on Democracy.


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Posted by 37 Year Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:40 am

Sadly, Mark....you are correct.


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

As Patti Smith says, people have the power...

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Posted by Judith
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

So, Mark, are you running? How about you, anonymous 37 year resident?


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Posted by Let critics speak
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

Judith tosses the ball right back at anyone who mentions the obvious mismanagement in City Hall.
News Flash: Not all of us are suitable to run for Council. That does not mean we don't recognize greed and mismanagement and point it out.

Are you also going to defend the decisions of the ARB and the outsized developments it approves, or the scandal of Planned Community zoning? You seem satisfied with our local mismanagement and try to silence critics.


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