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Spectrum - October 15, 2010

Editorial: Measure R deserves overwhelming defeat

Amending the Palo Alto City Charter to build a budget wall around any department is wrong-headed and would hurt other city services and programs

When the Palo Alto firefighters union began circulating petitions to place a protectionist measure on the Nov. 2 election ballot last spring, we called it a terrible idea. It still is.

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Posted by Gordon
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 21, 2010 at 2:05 am

Great editorial! Measure R is a total outrage!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I do not trust the Council to chose between the requirements of public health and safety and their own ego satisfaction for their "visionary" City in the Clouds. I suggested, about 40 years ago, that Palo Alto be reduced to a Municipal Service District with strictly limited powers and authority. I still think that is a good idea.

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Posted by Jake
a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:24 am

Does anyone really think the Council or City Manager would be showing their cards right now? Of course they are not talking about Station closures.
I also find it interesting that the study the Council wanted (the one after they killed the first one) has still not been released.
I've heard the study is showing that Palo Alto is actualy short on responders! and that finding in the study will not be released until after the November election. The City Manager and City Council does not want that little detail made public until after tuesdays election.

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