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Name not shown in Greenmeadow May 14, 2021, 8:09 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Community/Library Services, Planning/Transportation, Public Safety, Strategic Support
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Children's Theatre Operations and Production Staffing, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Climate Change Protection and Adaptation, Sports and Recreation Programming and Increase Fees, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Social Justice, Neighborhood Libraries and Maintain Distribution Services, Crossing Guard Services 50%, Teen Center Operations and Use the Think Fund/Bryant Street Garage Fund, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Economic Recovery, Baylands Interpretive Center Public Hours

Name not shown in Duveneck/ St Francis May 14, 2021, 7:41 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Public Safety, Community/Library Services, Planning/Transportation, Strategic Support
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Police Patrol Staffing, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Railroad/Train Crossing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Maintenance , Children's Theatre Operations and Production Staffing, Neighborhood Libraries and Maintain Distribution Services, Junior Museum and Zoo Marketing Resources, Parking Enforcement Staffing, Traffic Control Staffing, Baylands Interpretive Center Public Hours
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. Reduce city management employees and support staff for them by AT LEAST 50%. We currently have a ridiculously bloated system, with assistants to the assistants' assistants.
Never again hire "consultants" to make recommendations or decisions; use in-house staff.

Name not shown in Downtown North May 14, 2021, 7:32 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Planning/Transportation, Public Safety, Strategic Support, Community/Library Services
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Traffic Control Staffing, Police Patrol Staffing, Crossing Guard Services 50%, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Meeting and Public Hearing Support Services, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Social Justice
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. Balance Budget:
1 Reduce staffing
2. Make more programs fee for service

Name not shown in Crescent Park May 14, 2021, 7:19 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Public Safety, Community/Library Services
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Cubberley Theater Operations Staffing, Sports and Recreation Programming and Increase Fees, Railroad/Train Crossing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Maintenance
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. Please evaluate reducing the number of City Managers through attrition and the curtailing of new hires.

Name not shown in Crescent Park May 14, 2021, 4:52 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Public Safety, Planning/Transportation, Community/Library Services
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Police Patrol Staffing, Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Crossing Guard Services 50%, Traffic Control Staffing, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. Please restart the traffic mitigation efforts on center/hamilton. Traffic is starting again and we are all SICK OF IT.

Name not shown in Crescent Park May 14, 2021, 4:46 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Planning/Transportation, Public Safety, Community/Library Services, Strategic Support
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Teen Center Operations and Use the Think Fund/Bryant Street Garage Fund, Crossing Guard Services 50%, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Climate Change Protection and Adaptation, Police Patrol Staffing, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Economic Recovery, Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Neighborhood Libraries and Maintain Distribution Services, Current Planning Staffing , Meeting and Public Hearing Support Services, Police Related Administrative Programming, Traffic Control Staffing, Railroad/Train Crossing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Maintenance , Sports and Recreation Programming and Increase Fees, Children's Theatre Operations and Production Staffing, Junior Museum and Zoo Marketing Resources, Baylands Interpretive Center Public Hours, Cubberley Theater Operations Staffing, Arts Center Operating Hours & Programming and Increase Fees, Cubberley Artist Studio Administration Staffing, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Social Justice, Transportation and Parking Consultant Services , Parking Enforcement Staffing, Federal Lobbyist and National Citizen's Survey, Community Services Enjoy! Catalog Production

Name not shown in Crescent Park May 14, 2021, 4:35 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Public Safety, Community/Library Services, Planning/Transportation
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Police Patrol Staffing, Traffic Control Staffing, Crossing Guard Services 50%, Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Sports and Recreation Programming and Increase Fees, Baylands Interpretive Center Public Hours, Parking Enforcement Staffing, Transportation and Parking Consultant Services
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. I would reduce city workers and their pensions.

Name not shown in Old Palo Alto May 14, 2021, 3:43 PM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Public Safety, Planning/Transportation, Strategic Support, Community/Library Services
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Police Patrol Staffing, Traffic Control Staffing, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Parking Enforcement Staffing, Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Police Related Administrative Programming, Railroad/Train Crossing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Maintenance , Crossing Guard Services 50%

Name not shown in Barron Park May 14, 2021, 10:15 AM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Planning/Transportation, Community/Library Services, Public Safety, Strategic Support
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Climate Change Protection and Adaptation, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Social Justice, Neighborhood Libraries and Maintain Distribution Services, Teen Center Operations and Use the Think Fund/Bryant Street Garage Fund, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Economic Recovery, Children's Theatre Operations and Production Staffing

Name not shown in Crescent Park May 14, 2021, 9:29 AM

Please prioritize the following Citywide Service Areas. Planning/Transportation, Public Safety
From the list of FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget reductions listed below, please prioritize up to ten (10) items that are the most important to you to restore if funding becomes available. Ranking #1 means this item is your highest priority service to be restored, if additional funding is available. Police Patrol Staffing, Traffic Control Staffing, Funding for 2021 Council Priority: Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Investment in the City's Infrastructure Catch-up and Keep-up , Parking Enforcement Staffing, Emergency Incident Response Services Brown Out (Fire Station 2), Police Related Administrative Programming
Please share any additional comments on the 2022 Proposed Budgets. I would like to see the city look at decreasing the number of staff/manager by increasing efficiency and decrease their salary, as it is done in the private world.
Compared to 35 years ago when we move to Palo Alto, it appears to me that there is way too much bureaucracy. For example, 35 years ago, a building permit took less than 2 months. I hear that the delay is now close to 6 months.

NO additional tax, please. Businesses already pay a high tax. They are already too many little taxes attached to the utility bill (like on the telephone, which the city will probably need to refund).