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Measure E

Original post made by Elizabeth on Oct 11, 2011

In the discussion today between Enid Pearson and Peter Drekmeirer, I was struck that Mr. Drekmeirer referred to the Baylands as the "DUMP". It is true that that is part of the history of the Baylands and also the remarkable feat that the people of Palo Alto chose years ago to turn this land into Parkland. There is a casualness, it doesn't matter attitude about land that is thought as of nothing more than the 'DUMP'. But because the land was converted to Parkland, the mindset of Palo Altoans was set years ago to honor this beautiful space for generations for the rest of us to gather and connect in beauty. I hope the new generations will continue to honor the Baylands. Voting No on E will continue with the committment to Parkland.

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Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

You know, I've never heard anyone refer to Mountain View's Shoreline Park as a DUMP, nor Menlo Park's Bedwell Park, although both are former landfills that are now beautiful and valued community parks.

Why does Drekmeier use this slur on a city he was once mayor of?

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