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By Steve Levy

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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Property rights and the will of the people
Sep 2, 2014 11:28 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 345

"Why would property rights trump the will of the people?"

Mark Weiss posted this question on my blog before he announced his candidacy for city council.

My... More
Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
Aug 21, 2014 9:51 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 1,591

Below are six questions related to housing. Readers as well as candidates are invited to respond. Following the questions is a short set of background material.... More
Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
Jul 29, 2014 10:33 am
Comments: 39 | Views: 2,627

Regional Background

The City Council will discuss the Comp Plan update process on August 4th. I sent some background memos on regional trends and ideas about... More
Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
Jul 16, 2014 3:47 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,994

I see three principal sets of activities where workers, residents and visitors spend money—1) eating and drinking, 2) personal services and 3) retail shopping.... More
Smart Growth, Commuting and Non Commute Travel Options
Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 4,207

Many households include multiple workers who often work in different directions from where they live. What are the "smart" locations for these households to minimize... More
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