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NBC Bay Area
Many CA Drivers Getting Away With Distracted Driving: NTSBillegal cell phone use, which is down from 2011’s 476,000 tickets, according to
NBC Bay Area / Posted 3 days ago
illegal cell phone use, which is down from 2011’s 476,000 tickets, according to the NSTB. Santa Clara County supervisor Joe Simitian, who as a state lawmaker authored California’s cell phone bill, says the fines are too low. At $20 for a first... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Texting and Driving: Many Drivers Are Getting Off Easygoing to repeat the program and unfortunately we'll see the same results over a
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 3 days ago
going to repeat the program and unfortunately we'll see the same results over and over again," he said. Former state Sen. Joe Simitian, who authored California's first cell phone driving laws, believes weak penalties are to blame for drivers'... Read more
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The Mercury News
Palo Alto’s Magical Bridge Playground serves as model for other citiescities to create such playgrounds. Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
cities to create such playgrounds. Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan, introduced by Supervisor Joe Simitian, that set aside $10 million in grants to build all-inclusive playgrounds in each of the county’s five... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
$500 fine for red-light 'California stops' excessive?Schwarzenegger vetoed it, arguing a reduced fine would send the wrong message t
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
Schwarzenegger vetoed it, arguing a reduced fine would send the wrong message to drivers about traffic safety. State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, took a cut at the issue in 2013, writing a bill to prohibit use of the camera tickets merely to... Read more
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The Mercury News
High-powered couple headed to Silicon ValleyD.C. is headed back to Santa Clara County: Michelle Poche Flaherty, who once se
The Mercury News / Posted 30 days ago
D.C. is headed back to Santa Clara County: Michelle Poche Flaherty, who once served as chief of staff to Supervisor Joe Simitian, is taking a $195,000 job as a deputy Palo Alto city manager. Flaherty had been working as an administrator for... Read more

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