Stanford GUP Community Meeting

Stanford GUP Community Meeting. What can YOU do about congestion? The Stanford GUP will add 40 football fields worth of academic buildings and enough beds to fill 17 Four Seasons hotels.


Speak Out NOW 1

At the Public Hearings held on October 23 and October 30, 2017, the Palo Alto City Council considered the Planning & Transportation Commission’s recommendations in order to provide direction to Staff, and certify the Final EIR. Due to a large number of public comments and discussions, this item was continued to the November 13th Council meeting at 6PM.[Read more…]


Five Issues with the Comp Plan 1

When one looks at the whole Comprehensive Plan it is clear that the Plan is pushing us to becoming an expanding business center rather than a well-balanced community of residents and workers. [Read more…]


Stanford University General Use Permit

Santa Clara County has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Stanford University’s 2018 General Use Permit (GUP). The Draft EIR and referenced documents are available for review at the following locations: County website: www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd/Programs/Stanford/Pages/GUP2018_CEQA.aspx Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto; Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto […]


VTA Board Meeting October 5, 2017

UPDATE: On October 5, 2017 the VTA Board of Directors voted to change the language in Item 6.3 to say “Funds will be allocated to projects that most cost effectively utilize Measure B funding.” While this was not the wording we wanted to assure equal distribution of the funds among […]


Environmental Report for Palo Alto Comp Plan: Bad News

The DEIR shows that none of the four scenarios results in a Palo Alto that improves life for residents. All four visions result in unavoidable and significantly more traffic and pollution.  DEIR study finally provides the data needed to prove that the proposed high density — even with all mitigations […]


Safety Must Come First

I live on Georgia Ave. on the Cul de sac that nestles up to the back of Juana Briones school. Some days I have to back out of my driveway during the peak of pedestrian traffic, past the blind spot caused by my neighbor’s illegally high privacy fence. Kids on […]