So Long, and Thanx for a Great Ride!

It’s been a wonderful experience working on behalf of the San Carlos community, first on the School Board and since 2011 on the City Council. I will always treasure that nearly 20 year “second act”. I’ll be posting a small number of articles about my departure from the Council, mostly

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Downtown Laurel Street Program Extended

Last night the Council had a lengthy discussion focused on what the “end date” should be for our temporary downtown Laurel Street configuration. I say “end date” in quotes because the Council can extend or adjust the date at any time…at least to some extent. Public Decisions Cannot Be Arbitrary

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Promoting Diversity in Local Government

These are remarks I made during the November 11, 2020 Council meeting. I’ve lightly edited them for clarity. Recently the Council was faced with making a choice on who to appoint to various commission slots and the backup lists for those slots. In at least one instance the argument was

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Helping All Downtown Merchants

Sorry about the late notice about this — it’s been a busy week! — but tonight the Council will be discussing whether or not to set an end date for the current use of public parking spaces by downtown merchants. Presumably discussion of the program more broadly will take place,

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A Word from Law Enforcement

Several people have contacted me, or written on social media, how they are concerned about the prospect of people interfering with others’ right to vote. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue in San Carlos, and I suspect the Sheriff’s Office, from whom we get our law enforcement,

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