Where is the sense in Palo Alto government and planning?
Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 11, 2012
Alma Plaza, with all the years of talk, is building too close to the street and the traffic light issue has not been fully addressed so we can't comment on that one yet.
Mitchell Park library is costing more, causing problems with new traffic light configuration, and is a huge structure compared to the cosy setting we had before and the ebooks age is upon us.
Fairmeadow has lost some mature trees without notice and for what reason?
Housing, daycare facilities, transport and basic shopping needs are not being planned to serve each other.
Other issues come and go which do nothing but make us shake our heads and wonder. We have no money for infrastructure yet we wish to buy a post office, improve a golf course, update Cal Ave and build a bike bridge which even with grants will still cost us money we don't have. We still fund a childrens theatre and a free shuttle for some parts of town while other children don't get their after school activity funded or have no bus service at all to get them to school. Our city council don't seem to understand the words priority or infrastructure.
Where is some serious common sense when we need it?