Palo Alto is really just the same as any other Peninsula City
Original post made by PA Resident on Aug 21, 2007
on Aug 21, 2007 at 4:59 pm
After seeing what is going on in Palo Alto I think it is quite unique.
I doubt that any other city has 60,000 commuters coming to it every day and using millions of gallons of gasoline every week. Palo Alto has a "job-to -resident" ratio of about 2.4 to 1 according to a Mercury News story. This issue is being totally ignored by the city and no solutions are proposed.
Palo Alto is a "City of Industry" with over 10,000,000 sq ft of office space. (Merc. News)
Palo Alto is run by business people and the newspapers only support them and not the "residentialists".
The people who run the city and their supporters live in protected enclaves in North Palo Alto mostly (i.e. Crescent park and SOFA).
Only if the residents who want to maintain Palo Alto as a residental city for the most part get involved and run for city council will the city survive as it has been. (badly written sentance)
on Aug 22, 2007 at 1:45 am
I like nastiness but without it, there'd be no Palo Alto because we'd have everything a city could possibly need and no way to vehemently express our displeasure with such a sad state of affairs.
on Aug 22, 2007 at 8:36 am
Has Cupertino treated Apple like Palo Alto is harrassing Stanford now?