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Al Gore promotes videoconferencing for green initiatives.

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Mar 29, 2008

The Devil is strapping on his snowboard! I actually agree with the Gorebot. I have long urged the City to cut out this lollygaggling all over the country to conferences that, more often than not, are just hiring fairs. One years' travel budget should equip a great teleconferencing center in the Hamilton Hut, and the Green City could be a leader refusing to participate in any organization tha does not offer the videoconferencing option. City folk could still attend, on their own time and their own dime.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 29, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Al Gore and the city should promote this concept and maybe require the corporations in the city to do this with employees so they can stay home and not commute to the city to work.

This could be phased in with the employees who live more than a few miles from their jobs as the first ones to do it. If they did it just 2 or 3 days a week it would make a big dent in traffic and also reduce the CO2 produced. Al Gore should be supporting reduction of CO2 in/by workers in Palo Alto.

Is Palo Alto a center of Hi Tech or not?

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 30, 2008 at 8:03 am

One of the limitations on telecommuting is that management often equates productivity with, ahem, posteriors and elbows. Unions also oppose any employment where they cannot count workers coming through the front door and coerce them into joining. Conferences and trade shows are marvelous social events.

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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:10 am


CPA is about as low tech as it can get. Just at a huge High Tech cost.

Take a look at the Fire Department?? High Tech money, High tech talk..

But low tech servive..

Now how could/can Frank and the rest of them Travel,see the world and promote themselves without the Citizens of Palo Alto paying for it???
Just hire one more person to do there work while they are having dinner and drinks by the pool at the Hilton.. Or

Just do not do the work at all???

Also maybe they want to be GREEN, just not this green.... I would cost them FREE trips and FREE net working???

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