Citizen 11.7

Doctor Jonathan Reichental and his ilk consume $11.7 MILLION — that’s a thousand thousands for you or we non-math-majors and roughly 7 percent of our Palo Alto overall civic $150 M budget, and although staff and council gushed Monday during an hour-long study session about all the things we could not do by substituting 1s and 0s for real world equivalents since 2006 and how the shot caller is ranked in the top 100 CIOs on Twitter, I question whether beyond price and priority are we the People connecting to leadership in new and interesting ways, or rather, as an inverse function, is this instead a mediated experience and a wall permeable or matrix between we and Democracy in fact a gap? What is the true relationship between the leadership crisis here, as evidenced by the 6-17-14 GJR, and the proliferation of computers? George Packer and Evgeny Morozov handle this more deftly, and in depth. But riddle me this.

rather put the $11.7 M towards subsidizing Palo Alto Downtown's hourly workers, like this retail clerk, and her The Joker tattoo, fall, 2014 on the down low

rather put the $11.7 M towards subsidizing Palo Alto Downtown’s hourly workers, like this retail clerk, and her The Joker tattoo, fall, 2014 on the down low

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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