Dozen candidates make PA council deadline
Original post made on Aug 16, 2007
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on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:21 am
Looks to be a great field of candidates and an entirely unpredictable election, much like our incumbent-free presidential election. I'm excited to see so much young experience in the field as well, Espinosa and Yeh will bring some really fresh voices to this race and hopefully the council. People will hopefully realize that a career in the corporate world provides experience, but local government staff work like Yeh has done goes much further towards effectively serving constituents and setting consistent policy.
on Aug 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm
I certainly hope that we get canidates that will represent and serve the entire city.
Ordinary residents are much more likely to do that than the ones tied to corporations and developers.
I would think that regular residents would want Palo Alto to remain a quality, livable city.
I could go on and on and on about what has and is happening in this city and also what is not happening.
on Aug 16, 2007 at 3:47 pm
All of the candidates are "ordinary residents"; they are all Palo Alto citizens. They are all well-meaning citizens.
To assume that just because someone works for this or that company, or has local financial interests, will somehow "control" their policy-making, is a unproven assumption, and insulting to all who have done the work to qualify.