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News - January 22, 2010

East Palo Alto prepares for Page Mill lawsuit negotiations

City and court-appointed receiver set to begin settlement talks next week

by Gennady Sheyner

East Palo Alto officials and the city's biggest landlord will begin negotiations next week in hopes of settling more than a dozen lawsuits between the two parties.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be e-mailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Chris Lund, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

Please visit www.epa-tenants.org for more information on Page Mill Properties and its East Palo Alto apartment portfolio.


Posted by Ironic, isn't it?, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jan 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

good thing those tenants rights advocates fought off that predatory equity scheme and caused the foreclosure of their apartments.

Down with predatory equity! Down with apartments for EPA residents!

People who dare invest in apartment buildings should risk losing all their money for the common good and not try to make any money off of their risky investments!




Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Not the tenants fault that the scum landlords failed to pay their loans back. They were overleveraged from the beginning.

TO: "Ironic, isn't it" - go check out epa-tenants.org for some REAL info so you can learn what's really going on.


Posted by Jack, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Ironic,


Too many people care about making a buck off people who don't have bucks in the first place.

If I had a time machine to lend you, and offered you an apartment there to live in, I think you'd change your tune.

When my landlord was absentee and didn't do anything, I was far happier by the service I got from them. Rather than the run-around, false fines, constant threats I got from PMP who used my money who used smoke and mirrors PR images to make the properties look better than they were.

These are our HOMES, not a business investment. That has been PMP's error in logic, when money means more than lives. When business comes before the well-being of the people, the law needs to do something.

Half my paycheck goes toward rent, and it's the cheapest I can find. There's something wrong with that picture. If your taxes became 50%, wouldn't you call that predatory?

They couldn't afford it anyway as far as I know and I shed no tears at their loss. In my opinion of this business, I'd cheer if they lost everything.
But that's not going to happen. They're rich. I work with the elite of the elite in this country, and I know how they work, I know how they think, I know how they complain. Quite honestly, it makes me sick, but I just smile and nod.


I'm probably keeping my apartment and getting a better landlord in the process. I approve of this foreclosure for now, and am possibly interested in getting a union of people to invest in it. Now excuse me, I have some instant mashed potatoes, corndogs and jello to eat for dinner so I can pay to have a roof over my head that isn't made of cardboard.


Posted by Jack, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Speaking of the elite and business ventures, I though I'd provide a bit of a political map. Go ahead. Drag the map to east palo alto. Then zoom out a bit or move the map a little to the west.

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