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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Community, Extended-stay Hotel or ...? Part 2
Aug 9, 2016 1:42 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,852

What goes into creating and maintaining a community is covered in the ... More
Community, Extended-stay Hotel or ...? Part 1
Aug 4, 2016 12:35 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 2,461

The character of a city is a complex interplay between the people, its facilities--public and private--and its institutions, and it evolves over time. People are... More
Abusing the ADA & Compromising safety of others for the convenience of bicyclists
Jul 11, 2016 2:23 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 3,470

False claims about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)? Unsupported claims about bicycle safety problems? Merely City Hall's rationales for a dubious project that... More
Nonstarter killed after 2 decades
Jun 28, 2016 1:06 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 10,133

The Matadero Creek Bikeway proposal is an example of why it is so hard to get things done in Palo Alto. It was proposed in the early 1990s as part of the Comprehensive... More
Amnesia at City Hall
Jun 14, 2016 12:40 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,026

A repeated theme of this blog has been the persistent problems with public participation and input, from major policy decisions down to the practical details that... More
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