As a resident of Barron Park for more than 30 years, I would like to express my full support for keeping Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in its current status. This is a long-term, healthy community filled with hard-working families with children in our local schools and many retired people on limited incomes. It is also very close to public transportation.
Several years ago I volunteered once a week at the co-op market on Middlefield to shop grocery lists, and occasionally delivered to retired people at Buena Vista. It is a quiet and safe place to live.
Palo Alto is always talking about planned low-cost housing. Here it exists, functioning well, and all we have to do is let it continue. Please help us to preserve it!
Save the park
Regarding the possible closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and the displacement of the nearly 400 residents who live there (Dec. 14, p. 22), I find that the closure and redevelopment of the property into 180 apartments cannot be accompanied by any relocation of the low-income residents to anywhere in this area. This is truly the "nightmare" for these residents that you refer to in the editorial. The last thing Palo Alto needs is more apartments in this area and the disappearance of one of the last vestiges of Palo Alto being a home for people of all ranks of life. In a phrase, "Save the park!"
Zelek S. Herman