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Compost Facility -- Build it or Return the Park Land.

Original post made by Timothy Gray, Charleston Meadows, on Feb 21, 2012

Now that Measure E has opened the door to using 10 acres of park land for a Compost Facility (dry anaerobic digester)

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm

>> That promise: The City will provide an innovative Composting plant that returns a positive financial return (including the market value of the land)or return it to park land and proceed with the long-delayed recreational vision for our water-front.

Whatever ….

What recreational vision for our water front? As long as we have an airport with loud planes and helicopters flying over it so loud that you cannot stand outside and have a conversation with someone I see little recreation happening in Palo Alto.

Not only that but our sewage treatment plant gives off such a noxious smell who is going to want to go out there only to find that the wind blows the smell of sewage to whatever gathering they planned? No one.

The yacht harbor is gone, the Interpretive Center and the elevated boardwalks are in disrepair, the duck pond is downright unpleasant. Anyone who wants a recreational experience by the bay is going to go to Mountain View.

I find a problem in Palo Alto wanting to have such a modern progressive, even "green" image, and yet one of our nicest resources, the bay front land is basically ignored and unused.