New Skype employees
Original post made by Too Much Traffic, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2010
my question is will the city be making the same demands from Skype (housing for employees, a guarantee no new net car trips into the city, big bucks to mitigate traffic etc and whatever else was on the wish list of kishimoto/drekmeier/morton) that were made of Stanford. Skype will be bringing in these new employees very quickly--the Stanford project will bring in 2200 new employees by 2025.
I think Skype should not be exempt from these demands otherwise people will have the impression that there is a double standard when it comes to dealing with Stanford vs any other employer in the city. In fact, as I have stated many times before, I think that these demands should be made of EVERY and ANY employer in the city.