Are you satisfied with town process?

July 22, 2016

The Town has instituted a method to test customer satisfaction of the planning and building application process using Survey Monkey. We did a Survey Monkey survey on the topic some years ago and found that it can be a very useful tool. We have been outspoken in our suggestions the Town use this tool to assess how things are going with permitting for themselves. You can see the survey the town is using here .

This will be an on-going project. The Town, as we understand it, will invite each home owner of each project that requires a permit to …

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Reigning by the Bay, July 18th-24th

July 15, 2016

The 17th annual Reigning By the Bay will be held July 18th-24th at our own Woodside Horse Park. This wonderful event has been held here annually since 1999. The competition is fierce. For those unfamiliar with “reigning”, it is a western riding competition for horses where the riders guide the horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins, and stops. All work is done at the lope (a slow, relaxed version of the horse gait more commonly known worldwide as the canter), or the gallop (the fastest of the horse gaits). Originating from working cattle, reining is often described as …

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July 5, 2016

We continue to be baffled at the Town’s lack of willingness to help all COWs stay informed. Far behind most of our neighboring cities and towns, Woodside still does not provide live or recorded videos of official meetings. It is still using antiquated audio tape recording equipment for public hearings and committee meetings making it extremely difficult to access the discussions. Tapes need to be requested, a fee paid and then the poor quality makes them hard to make out what is being said and by whom. See our story on this here.

COW has been providing video of Council

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Family Fun on the Fourth!

June 29, 2016

Fourth of July is a time for the family to enjoy some good old fashioned parades, rodeos, food and of course the fireworks! Here are just a few of the celebrations in our area.

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration
This annual Fourth of July event will be held
at Leo Ryan Park from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. There will be games, food, entertainment a family and dog parade, and a grand fireworks display!

Palo Alto Summer Festival and Chili Cook- off
This free festival at Mitchell Park takes place July 4, Noon – 5 p.m. There will be …

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