Quotes to remember

As 2017 comes to a close, we recall what Palo Altans said — and why

Many are the ways to take stock of a year. Photographs can sum up powerful moments of raw emotion, while words reveal people's perspectives and their attempts to shape public policy.

This year, as issues of unrelenting traffic congestion, the woeful inaffordability of housing and missteps in the Palo Alto Unified School District made the headlines, city leaders and residents alike weighed in.

To help you think over what happened this past year and what it all meant, here's a playback of some of the comments that were selected as the Palo Alto Weekly's Quote of the Week that touched on development, homelessness, schools, traffic and other topics.

Read selected quotes with pictures here.

Related content:

Webcast: Year in Review

2017: From behind the camera lens


Follow the Palo Alto Weekly/Palo Alto Online on Twitter @PaloAltoWeekly and Facebook for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

What is democracy worth to you?
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 7,710 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,104 views

Is racism also a local problem?
By Diana Diamond | 32 comments | 893 views

Two degrees can do all that?
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 652 views


Register today!

​On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More