Town Square

Post a New Topic

City Council members to fight massive buildings?

Original post made by Michele on Oct 17, 2012

Which city council members running for election are interested in enforcing regulations and not allowing huge blocky construction like the new Alma plaza? It is built right out to the sidewalk and I don't want to see any more buildings like this in Palo Alto. Who can I vote for that would be opposed to this kind of construction?

Comments (2)

Posted by Frank, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I agree. It seems like the character of the area is being sacrificed in the interest of increasing developers' and tax base incomes. I too would be interested in the candidates position on this issue.


Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Problem is, they will usually say anything they think you want to hear to get elected. No matter who you elect, you have to worry about their positions on matters afterward.

I think the City Council members need to know that they an be un-elected, by recall, if they do not fulfill campaign promises or pull a flip-flop after election.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

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

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,199 views

The life of Zarf
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,193 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 1,173 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 915 views

First Impression of Chennai Kings
By Anita Felicelli | 7 comments | 779 views