No question about Tim's Consistency: What can Gray do for you? (Click here for entire story)

Why is Financial Discipline the most urgent need for Palo Alto?

Since Tim is demonstrating his independence by not accepting donations, there will not be large advertising expenditures. The few ads that will be published will focus on Financial Stewardship and serving the community: "Financial responsibility must be demonstrated before we can earn the trust of the community to approve bond funding," Gray said. "It's easy to talk about infrastructure, but the citizens will not fund the needs if we can't demonstrate best practices. The City must elevate financial discipline to the top of the agenda if we really want the bond measures to have any chance of approval."

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Vote

Comments

The Key to Citizen Cooperation

This is Tim Gray. In listening to many residents, I have gained a simple understanding:

A big issue in Palo Alto is passing the bonds for Libraries and Public Safety, but the City has a cloud of suspicion around its financial stewardship. Consistent with what outside consultants have told the City, voters are not in any mood to give more money "until you get your house in order." By doing its part and excercising a little fiscal responsibility, the voters will follow -- but the voters really want to see some meaningful action before they will offer another dollar.

I believe this is the key to unlocking the resistance to a couple measures that are clearly essential to the City. I am interested in hearing what it will take to unite Palo Alto behind the bond measures. I am commited to avoiding a potential "infrastructure gridlock" without regard to the outcome of the election. My ideas are just a starting place. Please offer your advice.

Gray Is Getting Noticed for His Independence

The following was posted to an online community forum:

"Sounds like (candidate's name deleted) is part of the business as usual crowd in town. If Mary is right, that's reason enough to find another candidate.

"Tim Gray says some interesting things in his post above, and on his website. He's not accepting money donations, and he's not supported by ANY current council members. Sounds like he's worth taking a chance on to me. I will vote for him and ...."

Posted by..... from PaloAltoonline.com