Author: Mark Olbert

Bar Food and Free Parking

The parking study proposal for San Carlos caused a number of people to comment about parking meters. Specifically, about how undesirable or stupid it would

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The Carlos Club

Monday night the Council voted 3 to 2 to deny the conditional use permit requested by the Carlos Club. I voted for denial. I thought

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Overtime and Hiring/Retention

The Carlos Club hearing at last night’s Council meeting overshadowed another topic which may be of greater long-term significance to more of San Carlos. That

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A Planning We Will Go

Today was the joint City Council/City staff semiannual planning retreat. It defines both longer-term goals and the specific objectives that staff will pursue over the

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Towering Incompetence

At last night’s City Council meeting we unanimously, but quite reluctantly, approved a revised cellphone tower proposal from AT&T as part of settling a lawsuit

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High Speed Rail

At last night’s City Council meeting we gave new guidance to staff as to how the Council views high speed rail as it relates to

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Agenda Setting

My colleague Matt Grocott raised an interesting issue the other day when he released a letter to the Palo Alto Daily Post urging the Council

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The ICLEI Saga

At last Monday’s Council meeting (1/23/2012) there was an intense discussion about San Carlos’ $600 a year membership in an organization called ICLEI. Why was

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The Game

On Friday, January 27th, I and the four other newly-elected council members from around San Mateo County were interviewed by Mark Simon and Kevin Mullin

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