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Name not shown in Ventura January 28, 2021, 11:24 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Affordable Housing, Transportation, Climate Change
Are there priorities missing from the list? What are we missing? We want to hear those topics too. Please write your ideas in the free space below. Traffic can come under transportation, but is connected with too many jobs and not enough housing, attracting too many cars to the city. Also, we cannot solve the traffic problems by carving up important arterial roadways (like Charleston and Ross Road, for example), with lane closures and lane narrowings. Everybody wants to be there yesterday - that is the culture! We can't create barriers to smooth traffic flow to control traffic. Just creates more frustration, longer time spent on the road. PA just cannot host too many jobs if it wants to maintain the quality of life for the residents. Also, not everyone who wants to live in Palo Alto can live here. Being ploitically correct does not change this fact. Just like, everybody who wants to live in Atherton or Menlo Park or Los Altos Hills can live in these places, either !

Julia Zeitlin in Community Center January 28, 2021, 11:05 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Climate Change, Transportation, Housing, COVID-19 Recovery
Are there priorities missing from the list? What are we missing? We want to hear those topics too. Please write your ideas in the free space below. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time and in order to meet our 80x30 sustainability goals, we must prioritize action on climate.

Cherrill Spencer in Barron Park January 28, 2021, 10:58 PM

Have you visited Downtown or California Avenue since the start of Uplift Local (formerly known as Summer Streets)? Yes
If yes, how was your experience? If no, what has kept you from visiting? Have only visited California Ave while it allowed outdoor dining - the restaurants had done a good job of using the street to spread out their tables and chairs. As of couple days ago we are back in the purple tier and these streets will be closed to traffic from the 29th Jan, that is good news for the restaurants and for their customers. Now we just have to deal with the rain and colder weather.
Do you have ideas to enhance this community program? The brand new multi-storey car park on Sherman was completely empty three weeks ago at lunchtime, maybe part of its ground floor could be used by some nearby restaurants to serve diners (on tables and chairs) when it is pouring with rain. That ground floor has open walls so the air can circulate but still provides good protection from the rain. 3 or 4 restaurants could fit in that space and California restaurants could take it in turns on rainy days/evenings. Cars would be directed to the next floors.
Do you have other thoughts to share about Uplift Local? Letting the public know which restaurants are serving sit-down meals outside via your bi-weekly email to residents would be good.

Cherrill Spencer in Barron Park January 28, 2021, 10:32 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Affordable Housing - How to Fund, Affordable Housing, Housing, COVID-19 Recovery, Economic Recovery, Social Justice, Transportation, Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation, Climate Change
Are there priorities missing from the list? What are we missing? We want to hear those topics too. Please write your ideas in the free space below. Please pay attention to how the issue of truly affordable housing for low income workers is a more difficult problem for women than men. In fact please look at all these issues through the lens of gender equality- consider how women may be affected differently from men in these topics.

Anna Jaklitsch in Duveneck/ St Francis January 28, 2021, 9:03 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Affordable Housing, Economic Recovery, Social Justice, COVID-19 Recovery

Name not shown in University Park January 28, 2021, 8:48 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Affordable Housing, Affordable Housing - How to Fund, Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Housing, Climate Change, Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation
Are there priorities missing from the list? What are we missing? We want to hear those topics too. Please write your ideas in the free space below. Mental Health of homeless

Helen Young in Palo Verde January 28, 2021, 7:24 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation, Transportation, Social Justice, Economic Recovery, COVID-19 Recovery
Are there priorities missing from the list? What are we missing? We want to hear those topics too. Please write your ideas in the free space below. Gender equity should be considered within each of the priorities

Laurie Ostacher outside Palo Alto January 28, 2021, 7:05 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. COVID-19 Recovery, Housing, Economic Recovery

Name not shown in Palo Verde January 28, 2021, 3:47 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. COVID-19 Recovery, Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation, Housing for Social and Economic Balance, Transportation

David Coale in Barron Park January 28, 2021, 2:51 PM

Select Priorities from List Forwarded for Council Consideration: Below is a list of priorities that were recommended by the Policy and Services Committee at their meeting in December, please RANK OR SELECT your top priorities the Council should consider as their Council priorities for 2021. Climate Change, Transportation, Housing for Social and Economic Balance, COVID-19 Recovery, Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing, Affordable Housing - How to Fund, Climate Change - Protection and Adaptation, Housing, Social Justice