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Demolition of Palo Alto Bowl: a Violation of Both ADA Code and United States Code

Original post made by Daniel Mart, Mountain View, on Sep 9, 2011

If you don't join us around 2:15 or so at Palo Alto City Hall, then please call and/or e-mail the city councill!!

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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm

svatoid is a registered user.

Mr Mart--Rather than coming up with a plan to keep the Palo Alto Bowl open, you are now claiming that you are a victim of discrimination. This claim is so ridiculous that it is not based on any facts whatsoever. It just probably sounded like a good idea to go around yelling "discrimination".
It would be discrimination if the PA Bowl remained open and you were denied access to it. In this case the PA bowl has been sold (which was a right of it's owner) to a developer. the developer has decided to shut the bowl and redevelop the land. I doubt that you will find any law that states that a bowling alley must be provided by a city for residents from other cities.
Mayor espinosa invited you to come to city hall and discuss "options that you think are feasible"". So you are come crying "discrimination"? This is an insult to the city and to our mayor (of course this is not the first time that you have insulted our city and it's council). Have you an options at all?
1)Are you Planning to buy the bowl and run it
2) Expecting the city of Palo alto to buy it and run it?
(We must remember that this property has been sold by the owner to a developer and going back on an approved deal could lead to lawsuits and big costs to our city)
3) given that, what does Mr Mart expect the city to do?
4) Has Mr Mart gone to the city of Mountain View (where he resides) and demanded a bowling alley be built at the remolded San Antonio shopping Center?

I hardly think that mR Mart expects the city of Palo Alto, given it's financial issues, to fund the fun and games of a Mountain View resident.
Finally, I just checked the Facebook page and looks like 5 people may show up for this meeting, along with Mr. Mart. I certainly hope that Mr Mart will present more than a claim of discrimination


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Posted by Daniel Mart
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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For many disabled people in and around the area, Palo Alto Bowl is the best -- if not only -- form of real recreation.


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