Eviction At Alma Plaza
Original post made by James Moore, Fairmeadow, on May 30, 2007
The Lacernas' financial existence depends on moving the substation to a new location. He has found a new location but is afraid to sign a lease until he has assurance that the Post Office Dept. will approve the transition.
Palo Alto officialdom is painfully "correct" in the manner it debates every planning decision. Its decisions regarding Alma Plaza have shattered the lives of the Lacernas. Mr. Lacerna is a bright and energetic man, but his command of English betrays him. He needs help in threading his way through the pathways of the bureaucracy. I call on the Palo Alto bureaucracy and on concerned citizens to show some humanitarian compassion and help the Lacernas reestablish themselves. I am deeply disturbed by the tendency to concentrate on policy while struggling citizens are hung out to dry.