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ABAG: City Council Shows True Colors - Green Isn't Among Them

Original post made by Mike, College Terrace, on Dec 11, 2007

st evening's Council commentary on a letter of rejection (of housing requirements) to be sent to ABAG was enlightening - especially as it followed an earlier debate about whether to form an Environmental Commission in Palo Alto.

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Posted by Not so fast
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 11, 2007 at 10:04 am

Mike--well put.
Yoriko is all talk (a lot of whining about too much housing, too large a Stanford expansion and too much traffic), but no action.
The emperor has been shown to have no clothes.

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Posted by Bebe
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 11, 2007 at 10:06 am

"Perhaps the Mayor (and the rest) should give a listen to Al Gore's Nobel acceptance speech ..."

After spending time on Iran this week, and other issues not at all germane to the task of running a small california town over the past year, the last thing we should want our council to do is to be listening to a politician giving speeches on global issues.

Perhaps if they'd lower their collective gaze to a point a little closer to home, they'd come up with some solutions to our deteriorating infrastructure problem, or even figure out a way to protect residents who are being assaulted in their driveways and having their homes invaded by gun-wielding thugs.

But then fixing sewers and policing streets isn't nearly as cool as associating oneself with a Nobel winning politician like Al Gore (or Yasser Arrafat).