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By Stuart Soffer

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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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Menlo Saves: Optimizing Outcomes
Mar 19, 2014 4:04 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,633

(Or, Wrestling with Menlo Park's Specific Plan for El Camino in a Nutshell)

The downtown plan is a case study in conflicting optimizations. We don't need to... More
Is there a Menlo Park Finance Audit Committee?
Dec 3, 2013 4:37 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 3,961

Amongst the commissions and committees in Menlo Park noted on its web site is the Finance/Audit Committee (FAC). This relatively new committee was instituted by... More
Leveling the Playing Field in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Oct 31, 2013 2:14 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,624


Our software company, searching for programmers, once advertised an Open House. Thirty prospective employees came to graze on pizza and make the rounds. Afterward,... More
On the Nascent Bicyclist Harassment Ordinance
Oct 20, 2013 12:08 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,464

I was reminiscing about Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks when I encountered the Almanac story – and responses – regarding the possibility of formulating... More
For Whom Belle Haven Tolls
Oct 8, 2013 11:31 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,440

The Belle Haven School, part of the Ravenswood City School District, should be absorbed into the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD). Whether it's absorbed entirely... More
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