Town Hall Meeting 3   Recently updated !


Sunday March 17th

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Lucie Stern Community Center, Ballroom

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Stop the Loss of Local Control!

There are current proposals before our state legislature (SB 50 and the CASA Compact) that are major threats to local zoning authority in Palo Alto and throughout the state. These proposals would impose dense zoning mandates throughout Palo Alto. Come and meet:

Susan Kirsch

Founder, Livable California

A non-profit organization that believes in local control and governance.

Dennis Richards

San Francisco Planning Commission

Doria Summa

Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission

Stop the erosion and loss of local decision-making and control to state legislators in Sacramento. SB50 and other proposed regional proposals threaten R-1 neighborhoods, cities and towns throughout the state.

For more details, read Diane Diamond’s article

Read Guy Mazorati’s article on The California Report

Listen to the January 21, 2019 KQED Forum on CASA with host Rachael Myrow and guests Susan Kirsch, Founder, Livable California; Michael Covarrubias, CASA Co-Chair, CEO, TMG Partners and Guy Marzorati, reporter, KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk.


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This educational forum is co-sponsored by Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning (PASZ), Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) and MidPeninsula Media Center


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3 thoughts on “Town Hall Meeting

  • Ken

    Used to be a Charter City could reject State mandates on land use but apparently by adding “emergency” to legislation, Sacramento law makers can do as they please. Is Any one challenging this. Maybe Trump heard about this new State attitude and is using it to justify the wall.

  • david schrom

    Ask for what we want: an end to growth of population and artifact in Palo Alto, the Bay Area, California, the US, and the world. The only reason people shrink from asking this is because we feel it’s “impossible.” But politically impossible is a temporary human construct. Ecologically impossible is a permanent and trans-human construct. The consequence of unending growth in all biological systems is collapse. The consequence of growth beyond some limit is degraded quality of life. Nature trumps politics.

    • Maurice Green

      Spot on, David! A speaker for ZPG (Zero Population Growth) once said to me “Population growth is like filling up a bathtub. At some point you either have to build the walls of the tub higher or shut off the water.” I replied “Man and Mother Nature have a third solution. Every now and then they pull the plug.”