Webcast: Concern over 'Cool Block' program funds


Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and Staff Writers Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany discuss the proposed $100,000 Cool Block community-building program, which is stirring controversy. The program would build on two previous pilot programs that helped residents form teams on a block-by-block basis to reduce their carbon footprints, conserve water and engage in emergency preparedness. But some residents oppose the program, which they feel should continue to be run by volunteers. Others support the program and say it has helped them to feel connected to their community again -- a goal of the city. Watch the webcast here.

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel,

Check out previous weeks' episodes in the "Behind the Headlines" archive.


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

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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

Japanese noodle shop to open at Stanford Shopping Center
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,416 views

Modern Hospice Care and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
By Aldis Petriceks | 5 comments | 1,163 views

Get cars off our streets??
By Diana Diamond | 26 comments | 790 views

Couples: “It’s Not My Problem. It’s Your Problem.”
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 709 views