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Local or Regional Solutions?

Original post made by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Mar 26, 2011

I tend to have a bias toward local problem solving.

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Posted by convert the golf course
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

How much land is Palo Alto wasting on that golf course near the airport? A few dozen rich people per day play on acres of land. How many thousand kids could play basketball on the same amount of space? There already is a bike path over Hwy 101 at Embarcadero Road so building basketball courts on that space does not have to cause any additional car traffic.

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Posted by Susan
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm


Your point about athletic facilities in this town is on the mark. We need more playing fields and, especially, more gyms. I should note, though, that an opportunity for a new gym (privately funded, but open to the public) was declined, at the corner of Colorado and W. Bayshore (Greer Park). It is now a "passive park", where I have not seen a single solitary individual using it, since it has been built. I am not referring to the dog people who like to let their dogs use it as a bathroom.

Byxbee Park is really just a covered dump heap. It should be dug up and reclaimed as a natural part of the SF Bay, along with a few playing fields. The dug up garbage can be used to fuel a power plant. It is only fair that we take care of our own garbage, but this idea of composting is hardly a solution to the overall problem.

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

The bond money is spoken for - you should know that by now. The bond packet made it very clear that the bond money was going to update infrastructure and existing buildings, then add classrooms to the schools. Not enough money (or space) to add gyms to the overcrowded campuses.

NASA owns Moffett - not PA or Mountain View. It is a federal facility.

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