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Rules are stacked against the objectors

Original post made by Diana Diamond, Palo Alto Online blogger, on May 21, 2007

The rules at Palo Alto City Hall seem to be stacked against both residents and downtown businesses when it comes to objecting to increases in utility rates or objecting to forced membership in the downtown business district.

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Posted by Business guy
a resident of another community
on May 22, 2007 at 9:10 am

Where are the measurable improvements - demonstrated in actual metrics - that have resulted from the BID? Has anyone ever seen them? Do they exist?

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2007 at 9:10 am

what a bunch of crap from our City...four letter. E-mail is the way to go, it 2007 not 1960.

When it's time to vote we have to get rid of these people and get someone in that has common sense.

I'm sick of prices going up in this City.

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Posted by Skip
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 24, 2007 at 9:26 pm

I sent my letters today, you should too!
Enough is more increases!

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Posted by Cooper
a resident of Barron Park
on May 29, 2007 at 9:52 pm

The rules Diana Diamond refers to were not created by the City of PA, but are a result of a 1996 State Proposition, Prop 218. Link to Prop 218 info
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