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Palo Alto's New City Manager Did The Same Job For Berkeley!

Original post made by Kate, Crescent Park, on Jul 16, 2008

I don't know if anyone else is feeling a bit cautious about Council's choice for City Manager, Jim Keene. He did run Berkeley for several years and I certainly do not want any of the lessons learned there to be transferred to Palo Alto. Berkeley is a joke when you visit other states. He also seems to be on steroids when it comes to environmental issues, which are not a top concern here in Palo Alto. I'd like to know more about him. I also think $240,000 per year, plus housing, is very generous.

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Posted by sam
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm

That just what we need someone soft on crime,who will bring the berzerkly

ethic to ruin another college town

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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2008 at 6:55 am

Think the City had many choices?
Why wold anyone want to work in this City Government. Who is not a crook?

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Posted by An Observer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Rent control should be a top priority.

Rent control should apply to all new high density projects including town houses and condos which have an association just like apartments.

The rents should be based on the actual cost of construction not on the sale price. Or even past rents. If you buy one of these almost 1 million $$ townhoses then decide to rent it the rent would be based on the cost of construction which is about 400,000$$ or less.

We need low cost housing, not subdized with tax money, for the low paid workers in the city.

The public benifit of high density would be low rents.

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