Mick Wells

Former wall street investment banker. Now general Contractor - Palo Alto, Ca 94306 Carpentry/Electric/Plumbing/Concrete/Tile/Paint/Repair/Remodel

Palo Alto’s in a money sink hole

What happened? It’s 2017. Silicon Valley is thriving and the home of Hewlett Packard, Google, Facebook, and many business success stories, the City of Palo Alto California, is unable to balance its books and fund all its obligations. The City recently announced a possible deficit of $ 4 – 6 Million Dollars. And that’s not all. Unfunded…

The City of Palo Alto’s Garvey Train

Unbelievable exorbitant pay and benefits which the City of Palo Alto pays its employees and SEIU union members. 517 employees being paid over $ 100,000 per year plus benefits and a guaranteed retirement is extortion. Its a gravey train off our backs. ROI? No City employee is worth half what they are paid because the…

Palo Alto – The Detroit of Tomorrow ?

There’s no reasonable place to rent or live in Palo Alto, that’s a fact Jack. It’s the home of the self-made rich and God help the poor. The problem is that for decades the City has allowed more office buildings and jobs to be created than housing. Businesses don’t require much in the way of…

City of Palo Alto – Secret Funding Planned

City of Palo Alto – Secret Funding Plan Look for a variation of this in your mailbox next year, and every year after 2016. The City has made hefty promises of pensions and healthcare benefits to employees that cannot possibly be paid in a stagnant economy that has stripmined the middle class and small business.…

Palo Alto city employees get secret raises

According to the City of Palo Alto, city employees are so valuable that they can only be retained and encouraged to work if they are given bonuses and raises for showing up and doing the work that they were supposed to do. And no one can know who got a raise and who didn’t because…

There ought to be a law against city land grabbing

What if you owned 4 1/2 acres in Palo Alto and you wanted to sell it, is there anything wrong with selling your own property?  Yes. It turns out, some property can’t be sold unless local politicians say it’s OK. For example, according to Palo Alto City Council and Santa Clara County Supervisors, Joe Simitian…

Way to many laws

There are too many laws today. Eric Garner was killed by NYC police for selling one cigarette.   This crime of ‘tax evasion’ was prompted by the high Tax Laws passed by NY legislators. Police are armed to enforce the law.  Break the law and if you resist arrest, the cops may kill you.  It’s their…