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State of City: Challenges can build community

Original post made on Mar 3, 2008

Mayor Larry Klein calls for creating a "sense of community" through civic engagement, pursuit of common goals and community responses to financial, library, public-safety and other challenges.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 3, 2008, 7:23 PM

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Posted by Palo Altan
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Good goals and very inspirational. Community is built by people and we need to keep that in mind. Thank you Mayor Klein!

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Posted by Hot Air Here -- Hot Air There
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2008 at 10:06 pm

If Larry Klein really believed what the "experts" are saying about "climate change", he would have announced tonight that he had sold his car and would only be using public transportation in the future.

Until that happens--Klein is just another source of "hot air" which is doubtless adding to "global warming" too.

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Posted by a long time resident
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 4, 2008 at 1:05 am

What's missing here is: What the 60,000 plus commuters are doing to our city and the C0 2 they produce. This is a major source of global warming gas that the city must be held accountable for. a
5% reductions, what a joke.

A business tax that requires the approval of the businesses? Who is running things in this city? They should have no say!
They should be paying at least a $1/sq.ft/yr with maybe a exemption for the first 1000 sq ft... This would probably cover a big part of the costs they bring to the city.

The police building should be paid for with parking meters and the police issuing tickets to traffic violators such as gasoline tank trucks driving thru (short cut) residential neighborhoods with no truck signs, red light runners (hundreds per day), and high speed drivers that know they will never be stopped as there ae no police patrols looking for them. They even pass in the parking lane on the right and also pass using the median.

enough for now.

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2008 at 1:19 am

Those businesses bring employees into town, which spend money on services & goods, and Palo Alto gets sales tax revenues from that spending. Those same businesses will have visitors from out of town that stay at local hotels, which provides the city revenue from the occupancy tax.

Easy to demonize businesses; but if they all moved out of town, you'd see city revenues drop, and services cut.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2008 at 7:10 am

I was at City Hall last night. Over the years I have listened to many rambling speeches by former Mayors, only to be instantly forgotten! Larry Klein nailed it last night. His speech was relatively short, tight, and to the point. Thanks Larry, I look forward to a very productive year with you at the helm.

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Posted by Big carbon footprint
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 7:38 am

Based on our mayor's comments, I plan to INCREASE my carbon footprint this coming year.

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Posted by Little Blackfoot
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

Future generations will thank you.

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Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 4, 2008 at 11:02 am

Undoubtedly, the biggest source of greenhouse gass emissions comes directly from politicians like Klein, who pander to man-made global warming hysterics. We need our City Council to take care of local problems, not play politics with issues about which they have so little understanding.

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

I'm always surprised to read that people still believe we have "little understanding" of Global Warming. This issue is well understood by scientists around the world -- it's the average citizen who has little understanding about it, mostly because I think the average citizen (such as Disgusted) simply doesn't care.

Don't worry though -- we'll all care quite a bit in another 20 years.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I think most Palo Altans care about global warming.

I think we really care about the state of our streets, drains, downtown homeless debaucle, transportation, schools, parks, libraries, housing, police, crime,.........

I am just not sure how this fits in with what the mayor and council care about.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I hearby nominate "Hot Air Here", "Disgusted", and Big Carbon Footprint" for thee 2018 Darwin Award.

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Posted by Hot Air Here -- Hot Air There
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 5:43 pm

> If Larry Klein really believed what the "experts" are
> saying about "climate change",

Klein's a lawyer -- wonder how much it would take to get him to sue Al Gore for fraud as the Weather Channel Founder suggests?
Web Link
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Network; Claims It Is 'Telling Us What to Think'

TWC founder and global warming skeptic advocates suing Al Gore to expose 'the fraud of global warming.'

The Weather Channel has been an outlet for global warming alarmism. In December 2006, The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen argued on her blog that weathercasters who had doubts about human influence on global warming should be punished with decertification by the American Meteorological Society.

Klein's a politician -- doubtful he would have any problem preaching "global warming" at night and arguing against it in his "day job".

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