This coming Monday, the City Council will consider the repeal and elimination of the Downtown Commercial Cap (officially known as the Non-Residential Square Footage Cap), which sets specific limits on the level of office & hotel growth in the downtown area and helps lower traffic congestion throughout the City.
All Palo Altans should urge the Planning and Transportation Commission to reject a controversial proposal that would make it easier for City staff to cast aside or “adjust” existing laws.
With Stanford University proposing a major expansion and growth plan for the next 20 years, now is the critical time to speak up and express your views on how this expansion will affect your neighborhood and our entire quality of life in Palo Alto.
The Palo Alto City Council voted 5-4 to adopt the PASZ initiative to cap office development citywide at 850,000 square feet rather than sending it to voters on the November ballot.
The next Connecting Palo Alto community meeting on rail grade separation will take place Thursday, August 23rd from 6-8 p.m.
On July 25th he Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission will discuss whether to end the Downtown Development Cap, a 32-year old law limiting new hotels, offices, and other nonresidential growth downtown.
We will be holding a special “all-hands-on-deck” PASZ General Meeting next week!. Discussion will center on a proposed plan to launch an Initiative for the Fall 2018 election regarding non-residential growth in the City of Palo Alto.