I started out to write a column on how we integrate neighborhood, city and regional priorities in land use related to recent local debate over the 800 High St. housing development, Alma Plaza and the effect of adding more housing on our schools.
But I have found from experience that neighborhood priorities often lead to different answers than priorities suggested by city or regional trends and interests.
I realized early on that one of the reasons I am so passionate about emphasizing the broader city and regional interests isn't technical at all. It is because I feel lucky and grateful to live in Palo Alto and have good health for my family.
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