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Why to vote yes Different Perspective. all about NIMBYs

Original post made by Baron hackneyed on Oct 11, 2013

Different neighborhoods along the years approved house for the elderly, the is Retirement Properties in downtown, Midtown, Green meadow, etc. etc. The only place that you are not going to find a building to house the elderly in the neighborhood is in the Baron Park. that is NIMBY's written all over it. Last Century that place was another town part of a red light district. Population wise Baron Park has only 10% of the Palo Alto Population. I say we from all the the other neighborhoods vote for the project to shut the Baron Park residents down and show them that real estate interests and keeping only single house residency is not an option for the new generation

Comments

Posted by Sobibor, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm

There is a reason why high density housing costs more to insure. According to Allstate insurance and others, there are more parking conflicts, traffic and traffic accidents, assaults, burglaries, etc in high density developments. The risks are greater, the claims are more frequent, thus the rates for homeowner's and renter's policies in such neighborhoods are higher than those in R1 and R2 neighborhoods.

Besides, once an area is zoned, that zoning should remain permanent. Build an R15 development in the appropriate zone!

Mainly, we do not want to bring more crime and traffic into Palo Alto. Look at the crime in other cities with multiple high density developments: Do we really want to be like them?


Posted by curmudgeon, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

"I say we from all the the other neighborhoods vote for the project to shut the Baron Park residents down and show them that real estate interests and keeping only single house residency is not an option for the new generation"

Translated: "Build it in those NIMBYs' backyard so it doesn't get built in my backyard."


Posted by Craig Laughton, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

As a proud and content NIMBY, I want to see each and every neighborhood, faced with a major project, to have a secret ballot vote. That is the only way to accurately reflect citizens opinions. Also, these welfare housing projects should be proposed for our elite neighborhoods...it would be good to see what Greg Scharff's stance would be, if the project was proposed for his block.

I will vote "NO" on "D", even though I don't live in Barron Park. The neighborhoods deserve to be respected.