Critical Event
County Supervisors’ Community Meeting

Stanford General Use Plan (GUP)
Thursday, November 29th 6:30 p.m.
Palo Alto City Council Chambers
County Supervisors’ Joe Simitian and Cindy Chavez

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.

OnThursday evening, November 29, 2018, Santa Clara County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Cindy Chavez will be holding a special Community Forum on the proposed Stanford General Use Plan (GUP) where they request “community input” on the proposal and where they want to hear from you — the residents — about the issues and problems that such an expansion could bring to our community.

Stanford and Surrounding Communities: A Shared Space Benefitting Both

Stanford and Silicon Valley have prospered together over the last six decades – Silicon Valley – producing the most important tech innovations in the world and Stanford emerging as one of the leading research universities in the world.
But increasingly congestion is putting both under severe threat. The dramatic increase in jobs to employed residents in and around Stanford and Palo Alto is producing traffic delays, unaffordable housing costs and rising cost of infrastructure that is threatening the unique mobility of people and ideas that have made this shared space so special.

To learn more and understand the details better, we encourage you to read former Vice Mayor Greg Schmid’s short article on the proposed Stanford GUP and what it means for us all who are directly affected by this proposal.

If you can’t attend the meeting, there is a new website where you can learn more about the Santa Clara County – Stanford Development Agreement and leave a comment as to the community benefits you think are important to consider.

However, we encourage you to come in-person on Thursday, November 29th and express your views!