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Councilmember Mueller Asks for More Sunshine

The fresh alpine air must be clearing his head while skiing. Ray Mueller just sent a request to the city manager and mayor asking to place on an upcoming agenda...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Just Sayin', on Apr 12, 2017 at 9:16 am | 3 comments | 669 Views

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Councilmember Mueller Asks for More Sunshine

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Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 11, 2017
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The MP Financial Report for 2016: (Are we now a company town?)

Ahhh! It’s that time of year - slightly delayed. Menlo Park’s annual accounting of all financial things (limited to those things required to...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:08 am | 16 comments | 1918 Views

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City Finance: The Consequences of Losing Institutional Knowledge

Since last week’s post I’ve delved more into the 2016 City Financial Report (CAFR) and additional materials on the City’s website....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Newsflash, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 14 comments | 1830 Views

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Caroline Lucas for MP School Board; Vicki Veenker for Assembly, Ray Mueller and Cecilia Taylor for MP Council

Vicki Veenker for Assembly, Caroline Lucas for MP School Board; Ray and Cecilia Taylor for MP Council State Assembly – Vicki Veenker: I’m...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by thoughtful, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 5 comments | 23505 Views

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Mueller and Taylor for Menlo Park Council

Monday evening I attended the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum, where incumbents Ray Mueller and Catherine Carlton, and challenger Cecilia Taylor responded...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by wayback, on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 18 comments | 2543 Views

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The Evolution of Film, at the Museum of American Heritage.

One of the unique and somewhat hidden neighbors in our local area is The Museum of American Heritage (moah.org). Part museum, part archive,...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 1533 Views

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Be a Career-Preneur

For 7 years I’ve studied the characteristics of sustainable innovation ecosystems, for which Silicon Valley serves as the de-facto benchmark. There aren’t...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 11, 2016
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Black Lives Matter, and So Does Yours

It is with some trepidation that I step into this radioactive topic. The startling events of last week are cause for reflection. One of my Facebook friends living...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm | 6 comments | 1731 Views

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The Sharing Economy and Local Housing Supply

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2264 Views

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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
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Does the sharing economy limit local housing supply?...

I intended to comment about the sharing economy and housing, but this post also touches on Menlo Park’s General Plan Update (called Connect Menlo). The...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

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Debating Earthquake Insurance

Whenever we receive a renewal statement for earthquake coverage it's a cause for wrestling whether or not to renew ? damned if I do and damned if I don't....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by MenloJim, on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm | 26 comments | 4110 Views

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Closing Marsh Road: The Silver Lining

Please don’t misunderstand this post as enjoying other peoples’ inconvenience. But the closure of Marsh Road provides an opportunity to study...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jun. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1016 Views

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Regulation 14, Transparency and Me (or, What’s Under the Hood in Those Cameras?)

Central to my work as a technical expert in litigation and due diligence is to examine computer source code. The software is usually extremely confidential material...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1757 Views

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No on Measures A and C (or, "The School Board gets a 'Needs Improvement' in Public Process”)

The editors of both our local papers, the Daily Post and Almanac News, recommend voting NO on Menlo Park School District’s Bond Measures A...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm | 46 comments | 3903 Views

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Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )

Four months ago had someone asked me whether I was 'Feeling the Burn' I would have assumed they referred to the results of eating at the Wednesday night...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Laura, on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 4 comments | 1975 Views

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A Guild-y Look at the Park Theater

With news of potential reuse of the Guild Theater I recall the histrionics, proposals and attempts for reuse of the Park Theater. Noble attempts all, but there...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by John Kadvany, on Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 1903 Views

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A Guildy Look at the Park Theater

With news of potential reuse of the Guild Theater I recall the histrionics, proposals and attempts for reuse of the Park Theater. Noble attempts all, but it was...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jan. 13, 2016
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Remembering Andy Cohen

I first met Andy Cohen when he appeared alongside Kelly Fergusson at a neighbor’s get-together introducing the two candidates. In spite of his lack of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Menlomaniac, on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 6 comments | 2973 Views
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