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Original post made on Jan 25, 2019

SPREADING THE MAGIC ... A piece of Palo Alto was on display at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, in a gathering of major politicians, business leaders and activists to "build a better version of globalization" (Davos, Switzerland) that wrapped up on Jan. 25. A traveling version of the all-inclusive Magical Bridge Playground at Mitchell Park was one of 20 features in an exhibit titled "ACCESS+ABILITY." Visitors had the opportunity to see a life-size picture of the playground, view a two-minute video capturing "special moments" at the structure and to make music with their bodies under the "Magical Harp." "Our hope and goal is that more communities will build playgrounds like Magical Bridge or work with Magical Bridge directly," Magical Bridge Foundation co-founder Jill Asher said in a press release. The structure debuted at Mitchell Park in April 2015 and quickly gained attention for being open to children of all ages and abilities. Last year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors set aside funding to build more Magical Bridge playgrounds at Addison and El Carmelo elementary schools, plus four other cities within the county. Another is set to open in Redwood City later this year.

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Posted by Citizne
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2019 at 12:46 am

"And the number of residents who believe that the city is "generally acting in the best interests of the community" slipped to 45 percent "

I think the question is not why people are so sour on local government -- it's kind of obvious (noise, fumes, traffic, loss of quality of life and sunlight, treating residents like mushrooms, treating South of Oregon residents as something they might scrape off their shoes, etc) -- but why the number is as high as 45%?

Or perhaps we shouldn't ask that question, they seem already to be working hard at reducing that number further.