Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach

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General Plan process gets underway

Posted on July 19, 2018

To paraphrase from a recent city council goals packet, the General Plan (GP) is the vision and set of goals for future city development,... Continue

Thoughts on the gas tax repeal

Posted on July 11, 2018
Thoughts on the gas tax repeal

I find myself actually interested in the statewide Republican proposal to repeal the gas tax. While I am usually a liberal, and I see... Continue

What’s up with council goals?

Posted on July 9, 2018
What's up with council goals?

The city council defines and directs city goals and priorities for city staff, and commissions to work by. The council and the people... Continue

Bubble trouble

Posted on July 6, 2018
Bubble trouble

After Michigan fell, and Trump was elected, and Bay Area liberals experienced a hollowed-out feeling of shell shock, some of the initial... Continue

Projections of political punditry

Posted on July 4, 2018
Projections of political punditry

I had a thought while at work the other day. My work painting houses is great for thoughts, as after many years of painting and fix-it-up... Continue

Family and pro-life values?

Posted on July 2, 2018
Family and pro-life values?

I see that conservative evangelicals are swallowing any pretense of pro-family, pro-life morality by supporting Trump. This is a group... Continue

Community service awards

Posted on June 30, 2018
Community service awards

Local entities in the newspaper, non-profit and philanthropy fields make a big deal out of giving and getting awards. This self-rewarding... Continue

Slowing growth is needed, one way or the other

Posted on June 20, 2018
Slowing growth is needed, one way or the other

The post WW1 and WW2 liberal world order is supposed to have had a lot of upsides, but in reality, it has ended up to be an unjust... Continue

Housing as an entry to sustainability

Posted on June 15, 2018
Housing as an entry to sustainability

Planning for higher density urban areas is cutting edge policy for many good reasons, chief among which are saving on GHG transportation... Continue

Call me a complainer

Posted on May 27, 2018
Call me a complainer

A certain narrative is being promulgated in town. In this narrative, some community members are tagged as complainers or members of... Continue