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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows growing concern about city's diversity

Despite Palo Alto's recent efforts to promote social justice, the percentage of resident who think the city is doing a good...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Scotty, 10 minutes ago | 44 comments | 4605 Views

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Three things to know about Gavin Newsom's spending spree

Gov. Newsom is proposing to spend California's $100 billion windfall on schools, small businesses, homelessness and more,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2021
Last comment by Justin Connors, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 516 Views

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Opinion: Do we really need a municipal broadband system?

We do not need another broadband system and we should be suspicious about how successful the city can be in building and...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Larry Montrose, 6 hours ago | 20 comments | 1883 Views

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Legal challenge over utility transfers adds to Palo Alto's budget woes

A legal challenge to Palo Alto's practice of moving funds from utilities to its general fund has added to its budget pain,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on May 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm | 13 comments | 3905 Views

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Planned admission fees for new Junior Museum and Zoo draw opposition

With Palo Alto's newly renovated Junior Museum and Zoo set to reopen this fall, supporters of the museum are raising fresh...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Be realistic, on May 14, 2021 at 4:12 pm | 83 comments | 9815 Views

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Prodded by state mandates, Palo Alto launches new housing vision

As Palo Alto launches the complex process of identifying sites to accommodate more than 6,000 new residences, city leaders...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Stepheny , on May 14, 2021 at 11:43 am | 54 comments | 5672 Views

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Diesel fuel spilled into Matadero Creek

A diesel fuel spill from the VA Palo Alto Veterans Hospital flowed into Matadero Creek on May 6, contaminating a 600-foot...

Original post made on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by jimmy, on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am | 9 comments | 4248 Views

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As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 6 comments | 9109 Views

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Palo Alto settles suit, agrees to issue refunds to phone customers

Palo Alto will have to spend $1.275 million on refunds to phone customers and attorneys fees as part of a settlement that...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Andrew Clark, on May 11, 2021 at 12:45 pm | 17 comments | 8456 Views

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Facing another bleak budget season, council prepares for service cuts

With the city still reeling from the economic wreckage of the Covid-19 pandemic, Palo Alto's elected leaders launched on...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 10, 2021 at 3:18 pm | 37 comments | 5855 Views

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Open Letter to City Hall: Please Release the Full Budget

Dear City Council and Staff, Several of you have referred to adjusting the proposed city budget as a "zero-sum game,"...

Original post made by Jeremy Erman on May. 8, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on May 10, 2021 at 7:20 am | 4 comments | 241 Views

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Opinion: Bike routes should be safe routes

As our bike population grows, it's more important than ever that we make our streets and intersections safe for bikers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 15 comments | 3855 Views

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City's urban forester resigns to join Cal Fire

Walter Passmore, who nine years ago became Palo Alto's first urban forester, will leave his position at the end of the month...

Original post made on May. 4, 2021
Last comment by Green Gables, on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 4329 Views

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New housing bills stir familiar opposition

After seeing his contentious housing legislation, Senate Bill 50, flounder at the finish line last year, state Sen. Scott...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on May 3, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 11 comments | 3152 Views

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With federal funding, Palo Alto looks to revamp Alma and Churchill intersection

Palo Alto has big plans for the prominent intersection of Alma Street and Churchill Avenue, a multimodal mess that brings...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by Hanky, on Apr 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm | 9 comments | 5294 Views

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After several false starts, Palo Alto renews push to expand fiber utility

With more people than ever before relying on high-speed internet for work, school and entertainment, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2021
Last comment by AllenPod , on Apr 29, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments | 6887 Views

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Developer proposes 'microstudio' project on Alma Street

Palo Alto's latest housing proposal would require more height and density than the city typically allows. But even despite...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 29, 2021 at 6:34 am | 45 comments | 9801 Views

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COVID-19 pandemic drives unexpected housing boom as Midpeninusla buyers seek more space

After briefly going into semi-hibernation for less than two months in early spring 2020 during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2021
Last comment by Lost In America, on Apr 27, 2021 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 15171 Views

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As progress stalls on climate goals, Palo Alto banks on electrification

When Palo Alto adopted a goal in 2016 to cut carbon emissions by 80%, city leaders heralded the action as a critical step...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 24, 2021 at 6:42 pm | 32 comments | 4092 Views

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Palo Alto opens its first 'safe parking' site for unhoused residents

Responding to a steady increase of residents living in vehicles, Palo Alto on Friday opened its first "safe parking" site. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 24, 2021 at 9:41 am | 91 comments | 14724 Views
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