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: 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 2

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 […]