Author: Mark Olbert

State Density Bonuses

I’m writing this post based on community discussion occurring around the 626 Walnut Street condominium project. As far as I can recall this is the

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Allocating Property Taxes

Ever since I became an elected official I’ve been asked why we can’t reallocate our property taxes among the various public agencies they fund to

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Another Banner Year

The city typically has two big financial events annually. The first, and the one that gets the most attention, is in the Spring when the

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Dealing with Power Shutoffs

At its October 28th meeting the Council directed staff to schedule, expeditiously, a discussion of steps our community should consider to deal with the “new

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Holiday Celebrations

I’ve seen quite a bit of discussion online about the city’s stance regarding holiday celebrations, specifically the Eucalyptus Avenue ones that traditionally occur on Halloween

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Special Neighborhood Events

There’s been a discussion on NextDoor recently regarding rule changes the city made affecting “street celebrations” in San Carlos. The thread centered on the Eucalyptus

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