Monthly Archives: July 2012

The oblique logic of Palo Alto Commissions selection

Mark On behalf of the City Council, I want to thank you for your application to be a member of the Planning and Transportation Commission and for your interest in and willingness to serve our city.  This is the kind … Continue reading

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Jumper at chance to buy 2951 El Camino in Palo Alto

(I wrote this a couple weeks ago and then pulled it. The backstory is that I worry that developer Jim Baer is too cozy with Liz Kniss and council overall. Baer’s company manages or is or was trying to sell … Continue reading

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Commending Jim Baer

Adopt Resolution commending Jim Baer for his success as a developer and consultant, and using his expertise and resources to help nonprofits and small businesses.(RECOMMENDED ACTION from Liz Kniss to Board of Supervisors, 3/29/11)     WHEREAS, Jim Baer joined … Continue reading

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El Palo Alto and Portola Expedition

This morning I walked from Downtown North to Menlo Park, where I had left my car the night before. Along the way I scrutinized the various monuments and installations around El Palo Alto, the tree for which our fair city … Continue reading

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367 Addison tourist hot spot

As part of this ritual of organizing my thoughts about Palo Alto self-governance and my potential and ongoing role therein, I gravitated over to 367 Addison, near Waverley, a site named to the National Registry of Historic Places, “The Garage”. … Continue reading

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Stephen L. Carter’s “Etiquette of Democracy”

I’ve mentioned to people several times now, and during my interview for Palo Alto Planning and Transportation, something I heard second-hand about the basis of Democracy being something like saying hello to your neighbor when he approaches you on the … Continue reading

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Daily Post mentions Weiss possible candidacy for Council

The Daily Post, in an article about Mayor Yiaway Yeh announcing that he will not seek to hold his seat, mentioned that Mark Weiss — that’s me — had at least pulled nomination papers as if to run for Palo … Continue reading

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