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Simitian to discuss pet-neuter bill Saturday

Original post made by Karey, Evergreen Park, on Jun 19, 2007

I'm writing to encourage all citizens to accept our state senator Simitian's invitation to attend a forum at City Hall on Saturday Jun-23 10AM regarding the pet-neuter legislation currently entering the state senate. Our representative is asking us to help educate him on this bill and the issue it addresses.

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Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm

So now that Joe has addressed the "using a cell=phone while driving" issue, which occupied his time in our state senate for years, he is pushing another bill which will intrude on our privacy and further curtail our rights.
One can see how Joe got his start in Palo Alto politics

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Posted by Karey
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Hi Marvin, I can tell you that Joe isn't responsible for this bill. However he will have to decide how he will vote on it now that it is not only passed up to the senate but directly into the senate committee on which he is a member (the business and professions committee, through which it must pass before going to the senate floor). Hearing him speak on it when he held sidewalk hours a couple weekends ago, I found him to be interested and noncommittal. He is at an opinion-forming stage at this point - the perfect time to strike! He did confess that he knew to handle any issue involving kids and pets with kid gloves; I hope that means he'll take his responsibility very seriously to examine the issue without partisan bias.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2007 at 10:44 pm

With all the issues facing the state and the region around here I would think he could work on something more important!

I read that Los Altos Police can't use radar to catch speeders as the law dosen't allow it's use if everyone speeds thru a neighborhood. I guess our lawmakers might pass a law that says if a bank gets robbed enought times the theivs can's be arrested. This is the kind of logic that is going on with speeders. I wonder if enough cars drove past his house going 50 mph he would say: "That's OK".

Another issue he could address is that commuters to Palo Alto burn several million gallons of gasoline each week. Guess he loves C0 2. I know he is against private home ownership or allowing private land to be used to build housing unless it a "Corporate" operation. Palo Alto is a "Anti-enviroment" city with 60,000 commuters coming to the city every day from as far away as the Sacramento Valley.

He is probably for coal powered power plants (if their lobbiests give him enough money) After all Nuclear power could put the coal industry out of much of it's business. He is probably against coal power plants stop emitting uranium, thorium and mercury into the atmosphere.

Working on these issues would take some thought and work to solve them. Retiring and collectiong millions in retirment pay seems to be his goal.