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August 14, 2017

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Bruce Dickinson

Well folks, Bruce Dickinson thinks the Bay Area economy must be booming, where the opportunity cost of holding public office compared to working in the private sector on a full time basis is so high that there appears (so far) to be only one challenger compared to the last election where it was a 9-person brouhaha and a very close contest where the final result between two candidates was literally, a nail-biter. One would think that even the power to influence real estate and local business decisions would be enough of an enticement, but I guess even that is insufficient in this day and age of DOW 22,000.

Still a couple more days left to file, maybe we'll have a few left-field surprises! *wink*

If no one else with a degree of community gravitas decides to run, it really won't be much of a contest and will be the easiest lay-up for the incumbents. The upshots: hopefully minimal campaign signs that stay up for years past the election and no real need for residents to donate to candidates and instead save money for more Philz Coffee, strollers, and yoga pants!

Beenhereforever

Yes please let's not have Keighran signs on every corner of every street and then some. Such an eye sore.
Glad there will at least be another name on the ballot. Hoping for additional challengers.

Girlfriend of Porky Little

Bet your elections are as electrifying.

Lorne

I hope one of the issues discussed during the upcoming campaign is how our city can continue harnessing technology to improve efficiency and civic engagement. Here's a low cost open data platform I've mentioned in the past which I would love to see in Burlingame:
https://opengov.com/customers/atherton-california-saves-time-and-improves-communication-with-opengov
Also, on a related note, this looks like an upcoming event at the Commonwealth Club in SF:
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-10-18/anne-marie-slaughter-technology-people

Lorne

Here's another example with an imbedded video tour:
http://muscatineiowa.gov/1152/OpenGov

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