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Who to vote for?

Original post made by Someone, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 27, 2009

As someone who has not been to any of the candidates meetings but is looking for information on the candidates for the upcoming election, I have read most of the junk mail received and still none the wiser.

I have seen or heard very little that actually helps anyone discern between the candidates. Is there any place online that the candidates answer questions from us?

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Posted by Voter
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:56 am

Go to their individual WEBsites.

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Posted by Someone
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

Done that, but can't find the answer to my questions.

My biggest concern is housing v overcrowded schools. I want to see which candidates are concerned about building more housing without dealing with the overcrowded schools issue. I am very concerned that the PAUSD and City Council do not interact with each other on this very important issue. We do not want to increase our high schools to over 2,000 students, but if the City keeps on approving new housing we may have to.

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Posted by Voter
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The City Council may not consider impacts on schools when approving housing developments, that's the law. It is the School Districts responsibility to provide an education to every child who is a legal resident of Palo Alto. There is a City/School Liason Committee which shares information.

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Posted by Hope
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Here is a link with PAneighborhoods that has info about the candidates. I thought I had seen a chart which compared them, but I can't find it now.

Web Link

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

The Palo Alto Weekly in its October 2 and 9 editions gave comprehensive reviews of all candidates. Also their October 9 editorial recommeded 5 candidates. Issues should be still available at their office.

The Palo Alto Daily News of October 22, published short respones to four questions by 11 of the 14 candidates. The questions were about the SEIU controversy, High Speed Rail, Measure A, and jobs/housing imbalance.

The PAN web link noted above gives several references.

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