$300-million Open Space bond wins approval
Original post made on Feb 27, 2014
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on Feb 27, 2014 at 11:58 am
The bond didn't receive approval. The proposal to put it on the ballot received approval.
on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm
I will vote for this bond issue, if I have the chance. I have a soft spot for conservation, and keeping our remaining open lands, with special values, conserved for the future.
on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Chris Zaharias is a registered user.
I grew up and live in Palo Alto, and must point out the obvious:
We have a massive housing issue that is preventing more middle class (by which I mean anyone who's not among the country's top 0.5% earners) from living in Palo Alto and owning property at the same time.
That group inherently does not get to vote on measures such as these, and the result is further have/have-not separation amongst PA denizens.
PA will become a dead-zone like Atherton, and the few that can afford to own homes in PA will use the open space less & less because they'll have become what another commenter on another thread described:
"People spending their days in little cubicles and nights in little boxes purchased with million dollar mortgages, between which they travel frenetically in more little boxes on wheels. Lives filled with worry until they die, leaving only strings of bytes in hyperspace, or nurturing their young to do the same until the planet can bear no more."