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INVEST & INNOVATE

Do we want a palo alto where only the rich can move here to live

I don't. I remember meeting Greg Schmid when I played a small role in his school board campaign. We were both economists and were making a decent living but...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by senor verde, on Oct 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm | 139 comments | 19786 Views

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What Supports High Home Values in Palo Alto

Another title would be "Why do people want to live in Palo Alto". I believe it is because we have great schools and lots of amenities, many of which are publicly...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by sandy zoe, on May 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 129 comments | 22341 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Supports High Home Values in Palo Alto

Another title would be "Why do people want to live in Palo Alto". I believe it is because we have great schools and lots of amenities, many of which are publicly...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by sandy zoe, on May 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 129 comments | 7380 Views

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Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 26807 Views

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Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 6826 Views

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Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 18536 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 3786 Views

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Planning for the Future in Palo Alto and the Region

I recently attended two meetings where the future of the region and Palo Alto were discussed. One was a class at Stanford where students presented their summary...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 85 comments | 23248 Views

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I Will Vote No on Prop 10

Some residents locally and throughout the region have experienced very large rent increases in recent years. These increases often create emotional and financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 5, 2018
Last comment by Class Act, on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:51 am | 83 comments | 5576 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Frustrated with arguments on the parcel tax

I am hearing from various of the people I talk to that they are as frustrated as I am with the information being provided on the merits of the PAUSD parcel tax currently...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by village fool, on May 1, 2015 at 1:53 am | 76 comments | 8918 Views

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Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by Heidi B , on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 75 comments | 5071 Views

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Who Will Replace Baby Boomers as They Retire

Retiring baby boomers will be replaced by immigrants and their children who will account for over 80% of America's labor force growth and change over the next 20...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 74 comments | 29510 Views

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Who Will Replace Baby Boomers as They Retire

Retiring baby boomers will be replaced by immigrants and their children who will account for over 80% of America's labor force growth and change over the next 20...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 74 comments | 2498 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

He said – she said – who is lying? Justice Brett Kavanaugh or PA resident Christine Ford

Christine Blasey Ford is my new heroine. I am so proud of her that she finally decided to go public about her accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 17, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm | 69 comments | 19125 Views

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Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has a large number of residents aged 65 and above?17% of the city's population compared to 11% for the state and region. In addition most of the baby boom...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 68 comments | 86683 Views

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What is ABAG?

ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) is the regional planning agency for the nine-county Bay Area. Voting members of ABAG are the elected officials appointed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 66 comments | 19972 Views

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What is ABAG?

ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) is the regional planning agency for the nine-county Bay Area. Voting members of ABAG are the elected officials appointed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 66 comments | 6039 Views

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Options for Addressing the Rapid Rise in Regional Rents: More Housing?, Rent Control? Other Solutions?

Rent increases have far outpaced income gains during the economic recovery and are at record levels in terms of affordability. Many residents have had to move as...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 66 comments | 15122 Views

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Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 19885 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 5864 Views
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