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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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A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail
Nov 18, 2017 11:55 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 4,205

I was on the original consultant team in 1998. I thought the project design and ridership projections had serious flaws. I voted against the high speed rail (HSR)... More
The Retail Implications of the Comp Plan
Nov 4, 2017 3:32 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,999

The retail scene is changing. Online sales have led to large numbers of store closings all around the country—in affluent and less affluent areas alike. Shopping... More
The Fiscal Implications of the Comp Plan
Oct 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,035

A fiscal impact study was conducted on Comp Plan alternatives that include a range of growth both higher and lower than the council’s preferred growth scenario.

The... More
The Comp Plan EIR--Pluses and Minuses
Oct 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 2,627

On Monday October 23rd the city council will begin review of the final Environmental Report (EIR) of the new Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan).

The EIR has three... More
The President's Proposals for Legal Immigration Reform are Bad Economic Policy
Aug 2, 2017 8:55 pm
Comments: 39 | Views: 5,170

President Trump has proposed to reform the legal immigration system by:
--restricting family based immigration
--keeping the 140,000 labor market based admissions... More
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