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Gennady Sheyner

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About Gennady
Gennady Sheyner has been covering Palo Alto since 2008. His beats include City Hall, with a special focus on housing, utilities and transportation. He also covers regional politics for the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online and its sister publications. He has won awards for his coverage of elections, land use, business, technology and breaking news.

A native of Ukraine, Gennady grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in English and from Columbia University with a master’s degree in journalism. Prior to joining Embarcadero Media, he spent three years covering breaking news and local politics for The Waterbury Republican-American, a daily newspaper in Connecticut. He is a massive fan of English football, marathons and churros.
Stories by Gennady
With deadline looming, Becker bills on privacy, clean energy advance in state Senate
State Sen. Josh Becker stood apart from most of his Democratic colleagues this week when he opted not to support this year's most contentious housing bill, SB 423, which streamlines the review process for new residential developments.
[Thursday, June 1, 2023]

Programs to protect tenants advance — over landlords' opposition
It's an idea that city leaders and advocates for Palo Alto's tenants say is long overdue: a registry of the roughly 11,400 apartments scattered throughout the city. Many landlords, however, aren't convinced it's needed.
[Thursday, June 1, 2023]

Auditor urges police to stop sharing case info over personal cell phones
Palo Alto’s police auditor is urging the city to enforce its rules against sharing draft police reports and other work-related documents on personal cell phones after department employees did so during a dispute with a supervisor.
[Wednesday, May 31, 2023]

Palo Alto hopes to give apartment dwellers a way to power up electric vehicles
Seeking progress on its ambitious climate-change goals, Palo Alto is preparing to launch new programs for more EV charging stations at apartment complexes and carbon-free HVAC systems in commercial buildings.
[Tuesday, May 30, 2023]

Former CinéArts theater could become office space
The owner of the Palo Alto Square business park is heading for a legal showdown with the city over its plan to convert the movie theater that once housed CinéArts into an office building.
[Friday, May 26, 2023]

Developer advances plan for condo project on San Antonio Road
After receiving encouraging feedback last year, a developer is pushing ahead with 76-condominium project on a portion of San Antonio Road that Palo Alto is hoping to turn into a residential community.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

New bike tunnels eyed as part of Palo Alto's ambitious rail redesign
In its long journey to completely redesign its rail crossings, Palo Alto is now queuing up plans to build underpasses for pedestrian and bikes first so that they'll be able to cross under the tracks even as roadway work progresses.
[Wednesday, May 24, 2023]

Gus Mattammal to challenge Berman in race for Assembly
Gus Mattammal, a Republican entrepreneur who last year ran for the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will vie for a state Assembly seat that is currently occupied by Marc Berman.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]

Palo Alto inks deal with Caltrain for assistance with rail redesign
As Palo Alto moves ahead with plans to redesign three local rail crossings, city leaders have agreed to pay Caltrain for assistance with the complex and expensive effort.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]

Palo Alto council pushes to fund more services as revenues grow
Emboldened by a brightening economic outlook, the Palo Alto City Council signaled on Monday its desire to further expand library hours, electrify the city's vehicle fleet and fund area plans for downtown and San Antonio Road.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]