Term limits

May 17, 2017

Many COWS want to ensure a regular supply of fresh blood and new ideas in legislative bodies. The COWncil has at least started the discussion of term limits. During the September 27, 2016 meeting, Council members discussed term limits remarking that while most COWncil elections have been uncontested, term limits may be reasonable. We agree. The well known “incumbency advantage” which refers to the electoral margin a candidate enjoys on account of her status as an incumbent running for reelection discourages opposition. With no opposition, there is no debate on matters of policy. Staff was to report back regarding this …

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Ethics in Woodside

May 8, 2017

After the recent fiasco, with the COWncil spending over $12,000 investigating one if its own, it is time that they start addressing the ethical problems that really contribute with the frustration many COWs have with our town’s governance. See our story here.

COWs have complained for years of similar projects being treated differently based on the connections of the applicant. Many feel the investigated case of a possible retaliatory sabotage to the building project of COWncil member Mason was not a one time incident and only got looked at because it happened to a council member. See our stories …

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May 3, 2017

Get ready, get set, and GO have some fun at Woodside’s annual May Day Parade and Fun Run & Walk!! This year will be the 95th year for this special parade and the always fun Fun Run & Walk’s 26th year!

This year, the festivities are on Saturday May 6th.. The Fun Run & Walk will start the day off with Registration at 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 in front of the Woodside Library with the race starting at 8:30. It covers 2.25 miles and ends at a great vantage point to watch the parade. More information here.

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