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Original post made on Jun 14, 2013

PARTY CITY, USA ... If a food-truck gathering, a campout or a yoga session suddenly pops up in your neighborhood, don't be alarmed. It's just Palo Alto's newest grant program at work. The City Council approved last year a $25,000 grant program for neighborhood looking to throw block parties and other community-building events. According to City Manager James Keene, who on Monday updated the council on the program, a number of events have already occurred thanks to the program, including a block party at Palo Verde, a neighborhood camp in Duveneck/St. Francis, a food social at Johnson Park and a safety fair at Leland Manor. Other events are set to take place later this month, including "Yoga Day," a block party on Emerson Street and a "summer social" spearheaded by the San Antonio Homeowners Association. "A lot of good will and community building is taking place at a very low cost," Keene said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Scharf I s correct when he states:
" the bill "risks creating unintended but negative consequences for us."
The negative consequences being that council members may not be able to stay in office forever. Remember the voters decided on term limits, the law is constitutional, so I am not sure what people like Scharf and Klein and kniss are thinking ( besides about themselves) and why they have such contempt for the will of the people?


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