We’ve Got Letters

These are letters which readers have sent to us, posted on our Facebook page or sent to the newspapers.

  • Speak Out NOW October 13, 2017


    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 ...

  • Stanford University General Use Permit October 9, 2017


    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 THREE public meetings will be held on the Draft EIR: October 12 ...

  • Safety Must Come First October 27, 2013


    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 bikes, kids walking, little kids ...

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  • Hotel President Residents Fight Planned Evictions August 14, 2018


    Residents of Hotel President in downtown Palo Alto facing possible evictions in November say they won’t go down without a fight. They have launched a petition. Read more…

  • Reduce the Office Cap May 13, 2018


    Are you fed up with Traffic Congestion?  Lack of Parking?  Rising Housing Costs?  Increased Taxes? If you are a registered voter and Palo Alto resident, please sign the PASZ petition Read more…

  • Parking in Residential Neighborhoods February 21, 2018


    On Feburary 26 at 7:15pm the Council will consider a staff report to put improvement on hold for up to 24 months.  THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND MUST NOT BE APPROVED.  BETTER SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL.

  • Environmental Report for Palo Alto Comp Plan: Bad News February 26, 2016


    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 INSTALLED— will not result in a better ...