Town Square

Post a New Topic

Measure E

Original post made by Elizabeth, Leland Manor/Garland Drive, 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.

Comments (1)

 +   Like this comment
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?

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

Continuation of Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 19 comments | 3,627 views

By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,523 views

Ramen shop replaces Muracciís in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 2,392 views

I blame soccer (teamwork)
By Douglas Moran | 6 comments | 844 views

Iíll have the Kraft Mac n Cheese w/Ketchup, Please
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 682 views