Steve Jobs spoke at a Cupertino City Council Meeting tonight re: the building of the new Apple HQ on land they previously purchased from HP. Interesting tidbit re: his early interaction with Bill Hewlett and his connection with the city where he grew up. Given Apple's importance to the area, I'm sure his presence wasn't required at this meeting so it's a good sign that he was able to attend given his recent health issues. Still looking physically frail, it's clear his mind is still as sharp as ever as he answered questions from the council members. At times he looked somewhat perplexed at the questions asked which it was clear had no bearing on anything of true importance. I loved his response to one council member who questioned whether this new building would be "good for Cupertino".
Council Member Wang:"People are curious as you know what city residents could benefit from this new campus?"Jobs:"Well as you know, we're the largest tax payer in Cupertino. So we'd like to continue to stay here and pay taxes... Because if we can't then we have to go to somewhere like Mountain View... And the largest tax base would go away."