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Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels

Original post made on Feb 21, 2020

Palo Alto's long-standing system of advisory panels could be heading for a big shake-up in the coming months, as the City Council weighs adding two new boards, disbanding an existing one and splitting its most influential commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:40 AM

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Posted by Board vs Commission?
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

I am grateful to Alison and Tom for taking this on, and it sounds like they are doing a thorough job with some sensible recommendations. Question: What is the difference between a board and a commission? (This article refers to both commission members and board members, often in the same sentence.)

Posted by Judith Wasserman
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 21, 2020 at 11:51 am

In addition to rules for removing members, I would like to see more adherence to the criteria for appointing members. It appears that some boards or commissions have no requirements for qualifications, or that they are frequently ignored in the appointment process.

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