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Hidden Villa to consider selling seven acres

Original post made on Jan 12, 2008

Planning to build a $10 million endowment, the leadership of Hidden Villa is considering selling five to seven acres bordering Moody Road, Executive Director Chris Overington said Thursday.

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Posted by Herb Borock
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Are these seven acres bordering Moody Road included in the area that the Palo Alto City Council removed from its Sphere of Influence on December 10, 2007, on the recommendation of city staff? See staff report at Web Link

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Posted by Hidden Villa lover
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 12, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Does anyone trust the Hidden Villa board to do anything right? This is a closed, parochial, eschewing-ideas-from-the-outside group if I ever saw one. It's sad to see the marvelous Hidden Villa legacy in such incapable hands.

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Posted by Herb Borock
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 13, 2008 at 2:45 pm

I need to correct my original post on this thread.

The decision to remove two areas from Palo Alto's Sphere of Influence near Los Altos Hills was made by the County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), not by the Palo Alto City Council.

Palo Alto city staff chose not to place this issue on the agendas of the Planning and Transportation Commission and the City Council, which would have given the City's policy makers the opportunity to decide whether the change was a good one for Palo Alto, and would have given the Council and the public the opportunity to see who owns the land that was removed from Palo Alto's Sphere of Influence before the decision was being made.

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Posted by Live Free
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jan 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Hidden Villa lover "Does anyone trust the Hidden Villa board to do anything right?" - NO

They are too fussy and radical, all the time indulging in their medical marijuana habit to care. All this non-sense will come to an end when the clock runs out on all the old timers. Thank God there are no time outs in that game.

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Posted by Mayfield Child
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:25 am


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2008 at 8:19 am

If areas of Hidden Villa have been removed from "Palo Alto's sphere of influence" does this mean they no longer pay taxes to the City of PA? Do those taxes now go to Los Altos Hills and/or Santa Clara County? In other words is Palo Alto losing money on this deal without having a say on the future of this land?

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