Palo Alto Environmental Commission unlikely
Original post made on Oct 17, 2007
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on Oct 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm
Bob Wenzlau is a registered user.
Council made the correct decision here in not forming a commission. I believe that council should obligate existing commissions to carry an environmental agenda, rather than creating a new forum. My experience is that these extra commissions introduce a circuitous process toward the accomplishment of any desired outcome. When focus is needed, the council can create a task force, and then disband the task force. Ultimately, I hope for a leaner governmental and citizen process.
When government seeks to "honor" and issue by forming a commission, often they accomplish just the opposite. As a case in point, I have discovered that our "bicycle" issue has been honored by having numerous "commissions" in local government, but these same commissions inadvertently confuse government and citizenry, and potentially lead to less rather than more progress.
on Oct 17, 2007 at 5:00 pm
Kill this environmental Czar/commission before it hatches! It is another crazy Palo Alto greenie idea, that has no merit. Worse, it will grow into an anti-business, anti-private property monster.
We need a real tax base in this city, not a CO2 reduction propaganda crusade. We also need infrastructure...not dreams about saving the world!
on Oct 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm