Town Square

Post a New Topic

Palo Alto properties rebound

Original post made on Jun 30, 2011

Property is worth just a tad more in Palo Alto this year, up 2.4 percent over last year, according to the annual report released by the Santa Clara County Assessor's Office today (June 30).

This story contains 236 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (5)

Like this comment
Posted by bob_h
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Let's see if I understand this. We already have one of the wealthiest communities in the country, and, now, despite the "recession", property values are increasing. Yet the government of Palo Alto insists on listening to an [portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff] ex-mayor who wants to make Embarcadero a street with one lane in each direction, and who travelled (at city expense) to England to study a bizarre colony of hermits who lived without electricity and thought Palo Alto could do the same thing. To say nothing about the one-time proposed study to replace city vehicles with a fleet that could run off of "bovine emissions".

This is Palo Alto. People here can afford to get what they want. This isn't Appalachia or the Ozarks. We have the money, we have the power.

When is the city going to learn? This is a rich community (even a modest house costs more than a mansion in the midwest). We don't need the incompetence we see from city hall. No styrofoam, no plastic bags, a potential crackdown on an admitted non-issue "smoking problem" - these idiots need to learn that in a community such as this, we have the resources to put the morons out of politics for good and make a clean sweep of city hall. And, we can do it in a few days if we have to. They need to start catering to the "real" residents of Palo Alto, not the spaced-out freaks left over from the '60s. If they don't, they're gone for good - and, I'll be the first to say "good riddance".

Like this comment
Posted by cur mudgeon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

I'm with you, Bob_H. These people need to remember who their constituency is and that they are PUBLIC servants. Elected or municipal employee, it's gotten bad.

Charleston Rd is a mess and getting worse and planned new housing will only make it worse--school crowding (why do these morons think that people move to Palo Alto and pay these prices--it's the schools, stupid!)

Let's pay a ton of money to choke traffic and lay off police and fire. Great idea! (of course this is not a serious statement, and sad that many in our community might not get the sarcasm intended)

Like this comment
Posted by Middlefield
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Make Embarcadero ONE lane??? The traffic's already backed up so badly people are making their own lanes! I almost got into an accident when I turned from Middlefield onto Embarcadero heading to El Camino and some fool was zooming toward me in my lane. I was totally blocked in with no place to go.

Stupid traffic planning dept!

Like this comment
Posted by Ross
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

And rent went up 40% in my case. Thanks, Vittoria Management.

Like this comment
Posted by David Pepperdine
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

The Los Altos Hills City Charter explicitly calls for the city to be run for the benefit of its residents. Palo Alto has more complex objectives -- to be a good citizen of the planet, provide 100% lifetime health benefits to part time city workers, become the laughing stock of the world by not frowning at city council meetings, enrich Enron, make an end run around Prop 13 using the Utilities Department as a front, run an Eruv around the city, etc. We're special. So we get special rates!

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 11,744 views

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 4,719 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 3,555 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,404 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 1 comment | 235 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.