Clueless in Palo Alto

This is a letter I wrote to the Daily Post after reading an article describing how the Palo Alto City Council was outraged at having to comply with recent changes in California housing law. So the Palo Alto City Council is moaning about how unfair the State is to insist

Read More »

Slow-Walking Housing Policy

This is a letter to the San Mateo Daily Journal I wrote which was published on December 5, 2022. I see the San Carlos City Council extended an emergency ordinance to come up with policies implementing SB9, a state law mandating some modest changes to address the housing crisis. This

Read More »

Nice People Don’t Have to Finish Last

…because it’s up to us, the voters, who gets to wield public power on our behalf. This is a letter to the editor I submitted today to the Daily Post, the Daily Journal and the Pacifica Tribune. Haven’t heard back yet as to whether or not it will be published,

Read More »

Lennie Roberts on Ray Mueller

This is an email Lennie Roberts, a staunch and long-time environmental activist, recently circulated re-affirming her endorsement and support of Ray Mueller. I’ve removed a few extraneous spaces for clarity. Hi friends,    I don’t usually send out recommendations for political office, but because the District 3 County Board of

Read More »

Gee, and It’s So Easy to Get Your Facts Straight!

I’ve recently been challenging Alexander Kent on his housing stance. He’s a candidate for the San Carlos City Council, on which I used to serve. He apparently doesn’t deal well with criticism :). That’s okay, although, if he does get elected, I hope he finds a way to do so.

Read More »

“Originalism” and Voting Rights

Over at The Boiling Frog, Seth and I recently published our 19th podcast, on voting rights. As we do with all our podcasts, we ended that one by offering suggestions about what we all could do to protect what has got to be one of the most important rights in

Read More »