Mark Dinan

Mark Dinan

La OPA es Horrible Para Los Inquilinos en East Palo Alto

El Ayuntamiento de East Palo Alto votará esta noche sobre la OPA, la “Ley de Oportunidad de Compra”. Gran parte del foco de la oposición a la OPA se ha centrado en el daño real que la OPA causa a los propietarios de viviendas en la EPA, pero quería señalar

OPA is Horrible for Renters in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto City Council will vote tonight (Tuesday December 5th, 2023) on OPA, the “Opportunity to Purchase Act.” Much of the focus in the opposition to OPA has been on the real damage OPA does to homeowners in EPA, but I wanted to point out that OPA is equally

Emergency Preparedness in East Palo Alto - Get Ready!

Is East Palo Alto ready when a 7.0 earthquake erupts on the Hayward fault? Are we ready for a major flood or fire?  It is not hard to Imagine a scenario where a natural disaster overwhelms state and county resources, and help is slow to reach East Palo Alto.

LAFCO Hearing on The East Palo Alto Sanitary District on November 15th, 2023

The City of East Palo Alto and LAFCO will have a meeting this week to discuss dissolving the East Palo Alto Sanitary District (EPASD) and having the city run sewage services moving forward. First, the meeting details: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 06:00pm to 08:00pm 2415 University Ave East

NO on OPA!

East Palo Alto City Council will vote on OPA, the “Opportunity to Purchase Act” on Tuesday November 7th, 2023. OPA is a terrible policy, and I strongly oppose it. East Palo Alto does have a housing and displacement crisis, but the proposed solutions to these issues are atrocious, akin to

Reject OPA!

The Opportunity to Purchase Act, “OPA”, comes before East Palo Alto City Council yet again on Tuesday October 3rd, 2023.  OPA has been in front of council multiple times, and it is good to remind EPA residents why this is a terrible idea that must be rejected. · OPA is designed

Lessons on Mobility From Paris

My family and I recently visited Paris on our summer vacation. Paris has changed remarkably since I last visited, transforming from a typical car-centric city to a place focused on making bikes, scooters, pedestrians, and public transportation priorities in mobility. It is remarkable to be in a city where you

OPA Update July 21, 2023

July 21, 2023 This has been a busy week in East Palo Alto for the broad coalition opposing OPA, the "Opportunity to Purchase Act"  On Sunday, we had a lively rally opposing OPA. OPA was on the Agenda at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Council chambers were packed were packed,

East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Update - April, 2023

East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Commission had its monthly meeting on April 19th, 2023.  In case you missed it, here are some of the updates: * Staff hired a traffic signal consultant to synchronize traffic signals on University and streets around the city. It appears to be working and