Town Square

Post a New Topic

Foothills Park Entry for Non-Resident Business Owners

Original post made by Herb Borock, Professorville, on Dec 9, 2007

Retiring Council Members Cordell, Kleinberg, and Mossar have placed a request on the City Council agenda for Monday, December 10, 2007, to refer to the Policy and Services Committee the question of whether or not to lift the entry restriction at Foothills Park for non-resident Palo Alto business owners.

Their request appears as item number 19 on the Council's agenda.

The preceding agenda item, number 18, is a proposal to adopt a resolution about Iran.

Here is what Walter E. Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, said in another context about the Iran agenda item:

"The technical term for this behavior is smoke screen. It is unethical to use any city property for other then its intended purpose, and the rationalizations sound just like those for having firemen sandbag houses or police running errands. Councilfolk, get your paws out of petty cash and fix those problems that lie entirely within the scope of city government."

Cordell and Kleinberg are sponsors of both the Iran resolution and the proposed change to Foothills Park entrance requirements.

I believe the rationalization for changing the Foothills Park entrance requirement is a smoke screen, and I believe placing the proposed Iran resolution on the same agenda as the proposed change to the Foothills Park entrance requirements is also a smoke screen.

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mary
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 9, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Which business owners? H-P? Stanford Shopping Center? Stanford Medical Center?
Roche? McDonald's? Apple? and the list is long. At the end of the year, some council members are throwing poliltical curve balls, generating headlines, and in general just creating more civic uproar. Fortunately some are leaving offfice. Oh, that we could get rid of some of the rest.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Resident
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 10, 2007 at 8:20 am

This is an issue which should be decided by the new City Council not all the lame ducks we have on Council right now.

The residents have made it clear that Foothill Park should remain for the residents of PA only according to the agreements made when Foothill Park was Deeded to PA.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by please explain
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 10, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Smoke screen for Stanford's development? please elaborate.

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

Draeger’s Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,353 views

Housing is for People
By Steve Levy | 33 comments | 2,334 views

College Visit: Lehigh and Lafayette
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 4 comments | 1,654 views

"the Summit" (CompPlan): Forewarned is Forearmed
By Douglas Moran | 21 comments | 893 views

A quiet moment
By Sally Torbey | 8 comments | 667 views