Scott, San Francisco: Hey, this is Scott. I think one thing we could do about the cost of living in San Francisco is to dissuade so many tech workers from Silicon Valley from living up here while not paying their fair share of municipal services. For instance, the commuter buses could be charged for the amount of space that they take up and the damage they're doing to our … [Read more...] about What should we do about the cost of living?
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Scott, Oakland: More investigative journalism is my opinion. I really value what I learned because of the Pentagon Papers and Knight Ridder efforts in revealing WMDs in Iraq and the lie that it was. It might help solve false news. Rob, Los Altos Hills: I think that we can improve the news media by working along with the folks at Civil. They are working on a way to use … [Read more...] about What should we do to improve the news media?
Eldridge, San Leandro: I must say I trust my local and state government more than my federal government. As far as trusting them overall, I don't think that I necessarily do. Especially the federal government; they're not thinking about the little man. They have no idea what it takes for me to live. And I think that they have all been in politics so long that they really just … [Read more...] about Do you trust your local, state, and federal government?
Miik, Port Costa: My name is Miik. And no, I think California should remain as one state. We are one of the strongest economies in the world and we should remain that way. Splitting it into multiple states will only weaken all of the states and it would also give the Republicans four extra Senate seats. Tom, Point Richmond: My first name is Tom. And yeah, I think … [Read more...] about Should California be split into three states?
Erica, Oakland: Hi, this is Erica. I think there are two economic pieces that are missing from the discussion about undocumented immigration. One is the role of large corporate employers like agribusiness. The other is how consumers' behavior around choosing how much to pay and what they would tolerate in terms of pricing is impacted by the fact that there are undocumented … [Read more...] about What do you think is missing from the conversation about undocumented immigration?