Save San Francsquito Creek- Make it a Strip Park with hiking trails
Original post made by Richard, Charleston Gardens, on Nov 10, 2006
Enviromentalists should be clamoring to demand that the boundries/banks be widened and a trail built along it from East Palo Alto city limits to and thru Portola Valley. The Corps of Engineers could take 20 years to do anything and no telling what they will do or have planned. The City and the Water District could take action to aquire the land the creek flows thru and additional land at the top of the banks. Apparently the people who live along the creek own the land to the middle of the creek and expect the city and water district to take care of it and do work, at taxpayers expense, to keep it from flooding. Widening the creek near the top of the bank and perhaps building a berm or small dike should increase the capacity to prevent flooding. Implementing Santa Clara County Measure "A" type of restrictions on what can be done or is allowed near the creek should speed up implementing changes to the land along the creek. This may take a city election to pass these restrictions. A large majority of residents would not be affected by such a ordance so it should easily pass. Please make comments and suggestions. New ideas and actions are needed to speed things up on this major problem.