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News - September 6, 2013

Downtown landowners may be asked to pay for new garages

Palo Alto officials consider creating Mello-Roos districts, raising hotel taxes for infrastructure repairs

by Gennady Sheyner

As Palo Alto marches toward a 2014 vote to raise funds for infrastructure repairs, officials are backing away from the kind of all-or-nothing bond that voters passed in 2008 to pay for library renovations. Instead officials are pursuing a series of more-modest proposals with more wiggle room and a greater chance of winning support.

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