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Silicon Valley housing crisis linked to declining school enrollment, study says (San Jose Spotlight - April 1, 2022)

Could future housing be built in Stanford Research Park (Palo Alto Weekly - March 24, 2022)

Housing near Caltrain? Stanford's proposal nets mixed reaction (Palo Alto Weekly - November 24, 2021) 

Opinion: Survey of Palo Alto faith leaders points to new affordable housing possibilities (Palo Alto Weekly - November 19, 2021) 

He wanted to let homeless neighbors sleep in cars outside his church. It launched a two-year battle (SF Chronicle - October 26, 2021)

Renters form a group to fight for their rights (Palo Alto Weekly - October 8, 2021) 

City Council favors least aggressive alternative (Palo Alto Weekly - September 22, 2021) 

Letter to the Editor from Gail Price (Palo Alto Weekly - September 9, 2021) 

Stevenson House drops appeal of church's safe parking program (Palo Alto Weekly - September 9, 2021) 

Council backs plan for transitional housing near the Baylands (Palo Alto Weekly - August 10, 2021) 

Manhattanize Palo Alto (SF Chronicle - July 25, 2021) 

Santa Clara County's eviction moratorium leaves cities out, forcing local action to keep tenants housed (Palo Alto Weekly - June 23, 2021)

North Ventura Planning Area Alternatives (Invest & Innovate Palo Alto Online Blog - June 12, 2021) 

Offices Do Not Create Jobs (Invest & Innovate Palo Alto Online Blog - June 11, 2021) 

With no consensus in sight, Palo Alto's vision for Ventura gets murky (Palo Alto Weekly - June 10, 2021)

Implications of Remote Work for Palo Alto (Invest & Innovate Palo Alto Online Blog - June 6, 2021) 

Palo Alto: Council tells Cato Investments to build Wellesley project somewhere else (Mercury News - May 19, 2021) 

Palo Alto's housing debate is a battle over Silicon Valley's segregation (SF Chronicle - May 1, 2021) 

Why so expensive? Answers provided at virtual events recognizing Affordable Housing Month (Los Altos Town Crier - April 28, 2021)

Palo Alto: Apartment proposal in single-family neighborhood can’t move forward, council decides (The Mercury News - April 13, 2021) 

By curbing 'planned home' zone, Palo Alto steers housing plans away from single-family neighborhoods (Palo Alto Weekly - April 13, 2021)

Council limits its new tool to encourage housing (Palo Alto Daily Post - April 13, 2021) 

My letter to council on PHZ zoning by Steve Levy (Palo Alto Weekly - April 11, 2021) 

City Council clashes over appointments to new housing panel (Palo Alto Weekly - April 7, 2021) 

Eighty applicants vie for seats on Palo Alto's new housing panel (Palo Alto Weekly - March 30, 2021) 

Teacher-housing plan gains momentum as City Council voices support (Palo Alto Weekly - February 17, 2021) 

Pandemic recovery tops Palo Alto's priority list for 2021 (Palo Alto Weekly - January 30, 2021) 

Palo Alto struggles to forge a common vision in Ventura (Palo Alto Weekly - December 10, 2020) 

Palo Alto asserts housing growth mandate is a recipe for 'failure' (Palo Alto Weekly - November 18, 2020) 

Palo Alto approves 102 housing units on San Antonio Road (Palo Alto Weekly - November 17, 2020) 

Council to consider plans for 102 apartments on San Antonio Road (Palo Alto Daily - November 15, 2020)

Palo Alto City Council sends mixed signals on Ventura housing proposal (Palo Alto Weekly - October 6, 2020) 

Steve Levy: I am Voting Yes on Measure RR to Provide Caltrain a Dedicated Revenue Source (Palo Alto Weekly - September 27, 2020) 

City’s new housing quota — 10,050 homes in 10 years (Palo Alto Daily - September 21, 2020) 

Palo Alto signals support for 187-unit development in Stanford Research Park (Palo Alto Weekly - June 23, 2020) 

Housing for whom? Council at odds over new priority (Palo Alto Daily - Feb 1, 2020) 

New plans for redeveloping Ventura 'go big' on housing. Some say, too big (Palo Alto Weekly - January 31, 2020) 

State Sen. Scott Wiener makes his case for SB50 in Palo Alto (Palo Alto Daily - June 8, 2019) 

Houses may be added to master plan for Palo Alto’s Cubberley center (Mercury News - June 8, 2019) 

California's Battle Over One Size Fits All Transit Oriented Zoning (Next City - April 16, 2018)

Palo Alto OKs Tool to Attract Affordable Housing (SJ Mercury - April 11, 2018)

Palo Alto Launches Affordable Housing Zone (Palo Alto Weekly - April 10, 2018)

Palo Alto Council to Consider Easing Path for Low-Cost Housing (San Jose Mercury News, April 6, 2018)

Comprehensive Plan Coming Into Focus (Palo Alto Weekly, May 19, 2017)

Year in Review: Housing Shortage Takes Center Stage (Palo Alto Weekly, December 29, 2016)

Residents call for more housing in Palo Alto (Palo Alto Weekly - Oct 6, 2015)

Panel Selected to Help Update Land-Use Vision (Palo Alto Weekly - July 7, 2015)

Summit Spurs Ideas Debates About Palo Alto's Future (Palo Alto Weekly - May 30, 2015)

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward (Palo Alto Weekly - Dec 13, 2014)

So You Want To Fix The Housing Crisis (Techcrunch - Nov 2, 2014)

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward? (Palo Alto Weekly - Dec 12, 2014)


  • Gary Lindgren
    commented 2016-09-25 14:40:21 -0700
    Hello Mr. Tanaka,
    Thank you for our discussion yesterday on my key interest of Palo Alto Utility department’s plan to encourage and force residents and businesses to change out their gas stoves, gas water heaters, and gas furnaces with electric versions. This issue has not yet come before council for formal approval, but only updates on the ’Plan’s development progress. I suggest that if this plan does get close to coming to council that a Saturday workshop be planned and held for residents and businesses become informed and discussed. I have a website that explains the issues of moving away for natural gas appliances. Monthly heating bills would double. See Good luck on your Palo Alto city council member bid.
    Gary Lindgren

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