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From: domainremoved <Neilson>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 01:04:27 +0000 (UTC)

 Dear Councilpersons,
Thank you for stepping up Monday night with your 3-city council meeting.  I wanted to acknowledge your leadership with a letter to the editor.  Fortunately it was published today.  It is attached.
Now mutuality turns into hard work.  And I have a couple of suggestions.  If I had a magic wand, I would present a dozen great mutuality ideas, but I have only two suggestions for you to consider.  Dozens of your citizens must have much better ideas.
Affordable Housing!  How about cobbling together your affordable housing funds, collaborating with one or two proven, not-for-profit affordable housing corporations and targeting a location and population to be served.  What is the financial tipping point to kickstart one project?  Then make it happen.  If you are short a few dollars, your well-intentioned, rational business plan can attract philanthropy ranging from school children to high networth individuals to top off a project.  When one project is successful, then there can be new opportunity in another city.
Transportation!  How about leaping into a mutual aid Transportation Management Association?  The same principles of shared funding and mutual operations would apply.  Perhaps philanthropy would raise its pretty head.  Clearly workers and families in each city have needs solved by mutuality.
Good luck! The devil is always in the details.  Onward!
Neilson Buchanan155 Bryant StreetPalo Alto, CA  94301 650 329-0484650 537-9611 cellcnsbuchanan_at_(domainremoved)

Received on Wed May 08 2019 - 18:01:18 PDT

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