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Sea-Seelam Reddy donates $1000 to fight spread of Ebola instead of spending money on lawn signs for campaign in Palo Alto

Palo Alto City Council candidate for Nov 4 election Sea Seelam P REDDY donates $1000.  I will be contacting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

I am like Mark @ Facebook and I want to get disease under control to avoid another crisis in the world.

Let us get all the right teams engaged to find a solution so the world is not impacted by this disease.

Regards,

Sea – Seelam Prabhakar Reddy

A Boeing Hughes Retiree

747 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94306

City Council Candidate 2014 Nov 4 Election

www.paloaltolife.org

paloaltolife@gmail.com

650-465-3535; 650-857-0240; 650-384-0060; 650-656-7395

 


 

Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:56 am
Good morning

Our plan

1. No new tall buildings
2. No new affordable housing projects
3. Resolve traffic congestion + school board/school issues
4. Be senior citizen/family/youth/student friendly
5. No new taxes; strive to lower taxes
6. Respect home owners/and renters needs; keep our town clean;remove trash
7. Refurbish old buildings and innovative energy solutions
8. Plant more trees and green grass – less concrete
9. Keep downtown bustling; make it inviting – keep parking rules the same
10.Team with our stake holders; School Board, Stanford, businesses
11.Innovate not stagnate

Respectfully


Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace

on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:16 am
Regarding keeping interest of our small town 60000+ population; if I am not mistaken Newport Beach is about that size. I lived in Irvine next door for 22 years and it grew to 115000+ and I noticed big change negatively!

My purpose to move to Palo Alto was deliberate. A small town, smart people, beautiful trees, great access to hospital as I need these services; intellectual stimulus, hundreds of start ups; and many more!

I repeat I feel we live in heaven on earth. My specific work experience on mergers and acquisitions work is on due diligence; day 1 preparation, integration of the acquired company into our company etc.

I did not make the deals – that is a different group; both at Hughes, Boeing and VMware.

I am not going to sell out to anybody including big businesses.
We do need their cooperation to take great initiatives to make our lives better and smarter to get 10x fold improvements. We can influence them.
It is again give and take.

Respectfully


 

Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace

on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:30 am
In regards to jets flying over Palo Alto and for that matter our communities of Menlo Park etc., I totally support residents concerns.

I come from Irvine and Newport where the small John Wayne/Santa Ana airport operates. There are restrictions on low they can fly; and on how late they can land and take off.

The other day, I was looking in the sky that there was a plane turning towards SF/Oakland side north/NE bound. I was surprised it is right above us.

Let us together work on presenting our residents interests and to benefit our communities of PA/Menlo Park/EPA. We cannot be ‘dumping’ ground also

Regards


 

Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Comments based on ‘Citizen’:

My first hand experience dealing with school teachers, staff and principal and Irvine USD, which was highly rated revealed me and humbled me.

When I presented 10 page reasoning why my daughter should continue to stay in the accelerated program; they rejected my request/appeal. There is nothing I could have done to change their mind. The teacher felt that my daughter was not doing well in 4/5 class as she was younger.

It was hurtful to me; I had a big ego; but never the less it did not change a damn thing when I took it to the ISUD school board top guy.

Schools have their own reasons.

I could have moved my daughter to a private school; but I did not.
So, please do not say that I said Schools are right and parents are wrong.

It depends on the teachers/school board/chief etc., these are all people and we are affected by their actions; some times biased/unfair.

We need to move on and have a decent experience for our children at their schools. That is what I did. it worked out OK for my family. We all have options and we can chose to take it to the next level to get it right.

Schools have been tough to parents; it is worse at collegelevel. Please be prepared to deal with these people.

I want say Palo Alto is a great town. I became a naturalized citizen in 1984. I always wanted to get to America since I was 12 or 13.

It has been a privilege to be part of America; my Texas experience; LA experience; Orange County living in Irvine and Newport. I am humbled; I come from a small village in India where the weather is 118 degrees now for the last one month; I just visited there.

I am grateful I am here; and to USA for taking me in when I came as a graduate student in Industrial Engineering.

I will be celebrating US Independence Day with gratitude. I will be enjoying all that is in our beautiful city of Palo Alto.

Hope you will too.

Wish you happy July 4th!!

Respectfully


Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace

on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm
My real agenda is to live a life.

I worked hard and got through some tough times; raising a family and managing my work life for 37 years even with lot of education and training. I can assure you that you would not want to be in my shoes.

I am here to live in tranquility, clean living; get the best medical care as I am diabetic since 1994; and serve the community where I am able to. I have no agenda. My agenda is ‘Palo Alto’ agenda.

As far as ‘money’ you will be surprised; I do not own a home in Palo Alto; I am a renter like some are; but I worked hard and served the country well working at Northrop – 8 years; Hughes – 11 years; Boeing twice in 1980 and since 2000 after they acquired Hughes Space businesses – total 11 years.

Since Boeing acquired Hughes businesses; I became employee of Boeing and retired in 2010. I am lucky to have a pension that allowed me to have some savings and luckily VMware allowed me to work there through an agency. This all means; I am modest and my needs are modest. I am happy with what I have and my children will be there when I really need them.

I want to contribute and serve the city and the country that gave me the opportunity. That is my motive. You have to respect that some people want to do that without an ultra-motive.

In regards to the school traffic issues; many towns in California have a similar problem; namely University High across UC Irvine campus; Campus Drive and Culver drive. The city has taken certain measures and redirects traffic.

So let us make a priority to get the intersection of El Camino Real and Embarcadero figured out so students can safely walk to and back to the shopping center and homes safely.

I am sure there are similar issues with middle and elementary school crossings in Palo Alto we need to relook.

Regards,


Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm
On this subject my good friend from Torrance, ca advises that Affordable Housing near million dollars plus homes is not the right way to do.

I agree.

Regarding subsidizing rent is a bad idea as I think more about it unless it is due to disability. This falls under state not us in Palo Alto.

Yes I am aware about congestion and traffic. I am admitting it is a priority and we need experts to help and come up with ideas and not take nine plus years.

I propose for today, let us table the debates as we want to celebrate July 4. I am going to my gym to exercise to control my blood sugar.

We certainly have a great town – Palo Alto

We can have more exchanges in the near future before November.

Respectfully


 

Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:06 am
Good Morning

It is a July 4th. Let us celebrate today, a great day for us that are living in the United States. I am slowly picking up books on our history and dreams of our founding fathers.

In regards to changing positions; I/we have to be willing to “Change”.

I studied under Peter Drucker, a great sociology professor in 1986-1988 at Claremont Graduate School. I took 4 graduate level classes. He is great and is no longer. He taught me/us on evolution of industrial ideas and how some things change for good. When I am in doubt I read one of 20 books he has written. A great thinker on past and future.

Change is inevitable; we are not how our parents were; the issues are different.

Population growth is inevitable due to ‘new’ immigrants from different parts of the world than before. The motives for immigration are different.

It is a different world even after dot.com evolution and new money from technology. We can’t be bystanders and complain.

In essence; we need creative ideas; most likely with technology. Palo Alto is a great place to innovate to solve these issues with the knowledge we have, with the wealth we have, with the philanthropy we have, and encouragement from our county, state and federal government.

Let us think outside the box and let the innovation rise to solve our traffic problem.

We do not need tall building; but we need refurbished energy efficient buildings. Look at the Hoover Building that I go to at Stanford campus for my medical checkups. Without much research; I notice the building retains its heritage, a 1920-30s building; inside it has all the energy innovation of today.

Similarly, let us work with smart people on how to move our people from homes to work places and to school; using innovative methods of ‘people moving’.

Recently I was in London in late May and was impressed by the ‘TUBE’ similar to CALTRAN/BART. Could we have a local people mover/and how?

Yes, I change my mind; when there is better information; when I hear from the experts;

I am not a ‘No’ man. I am for innovation and making Palo Alto better than before.

Yes it is July 4th; I am certainly grateful I am alive and well and am in Palo Alto. I am sure we all are.

Respectfully


Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace

on Jul 5, 2014 at 5:44 am
Good morning
Commenting on ‘Citizen’ and ‘Biking Mom’ inputs

My take on this is:
1. We want sensible Palo Alto growth; not a mini-San Jose; not a city with higher population than what we have; no ugly tall building; no parking lots with more concrete; Keep Palo Alto just as beautiful; let the sunset on trees during the evenings fall on our trees that make PA a wonderful place to live.

2. We want go ‘grow’ in innovative of managing our existing resources and keeping up with ‘energy efficient technologies’ that make our city one of the top cities in our grouping. Plant more grass, plants and improve on the looks. We cannot be sitting idle; can not afford to.

3. Engage industry that is in our town to cooperate; share ideas. Go look at VMware campus – VMware transformed old Roche campus into a beautiful landscape and buildings!

4. Once again, no tall buildings. Sensible growth. Refurbish aging buildings and infrastructure to be energy efficient.

Innovation is not a buzz word; it has to be built in our thinking.

When I walk around College Terrace, I say how lucky we are with what we have in the area; beautiful parks; small library; parents walking with their children; we truly live in a fine town; we are not going to spoil that.

Do we have too many restaurants in downtown? As some businesses leave, can these be transformed into small start-up technology firms; SAT prep/ART learning centers; education focus – like in Menlo Park downtown? (just a thought- your input is valuable!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Respectfully
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Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 5, 2014 at 6:24 am
correction –

2. We want to ‘grow’ in innovative way
sorry for the typos. I need to improve.

Respectfully


Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace

on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:43 pm
Hope we all are having a great weekend’
Thanks Resident 1 for your comments.
Truly these cities in Southern California have done some amazing things.

I lived and owned property, rented, my children grew up there and we benefited.

However. Palo Alto is better for many reasons.
1. Great community with the right size 60,000 people
2. One of the highest education citizens
3. Great companies businesses that do a lot of cutting edge tech innovation in this town
4. Brilliant Stanford faculty and students

No
where in the world is like here. We got take advantage and solve our local issues of congestion, making our schools better, limiting growth to refurbishing buildings while maintaining heritage like what Stanford did to the Hoover building on El Camino Real and Quarry road

I feel we have this fantastic opportunity and talent and economy to correct our growth issues and come up with innovative way to make our city/town with great heritage to continue to be one of the best places to live in US if not this world.

We will do it with a lot of deliberation and thought while taking input from Local citizens, experts, Stanford, Businesses and visiting places that have done it.

I feel positive and hope u do too
Respectfully
Have a great next week!
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Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:56 am
Good morning

Our plan

1. No new tall buildings
2. No new affordable housing projects
3. Resolve traffic congestion + school board/school issues
4. Be senior citizen/family/youth/student friendly
5. No new taxes; strive to lower taxes
6. Respect home owners/and renters needs; keep our town clean; remove trash
7. Refurbish old buildings and innovative energy solutions
8. Plant more trees and green grass – less concrete
9. Keep downtown bustling; make it inviting – keep parking rules the same
10.Team with our stake holders; School Board, Stanford, businesses
11.Innovate not stagnate

Respectfully


 

Posted by Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:56 am
Good morning

Our plan

1. No new tall buildings
2. No new affordable housing projects
3. Resolve traffic congestion + school board/school issues
4. Be senior citizen/family/youth/student friendly
5. No new taxes; strive to lower taxes
6. Respect home owners/and renters needs; keep our town clean; remove trash
7. Refurbish old buildings and innovative energy solutions
8. Plant more trees and green grass – less concrete
9. Keep downtown bustling; make it inviting – keep parking rules the same
10.Team with our stake holders; School Board, Stanford, businesses
11.Innovate not stagnate

Respectfully