http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/index.php?i=3&d=&t=21025


Town Square

Ronald McDonald House expansion clears final hurdle

Original post made on Jun 4, 2013

The Ronald McDonald House, which offers shelter to families of children with life-threatening illnesses, will roughly double in size and add 69 rooms under an expansion plan the Palo Alto City Council enthusiastically approved Monday night.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:36 AM

Comments

Posted by surfin' usa, a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Jun 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

never trust an authority. not even yourself.


Posted by Not an issue, a resident of Community Center
on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Nice that council okayed tthis without their usual shenaningans.
However if you read the story it may cast a light on why council meetings drag on. You will notice that each council member has to weigh in with their self- congratulatory opinions. Why do they do this? Clearly it will be in the minutes of the meeting, but who reads that?
No, the council knows that a reporter from the personal newspaper of the council will be " reporting" on this and the story will almost certainly contain a portion of their " words of wisdom". Why nt have the reporter just report on the actual story and not include the quotations-- maybe then the council will not waste time pontificating and maybe meetings will end at a normal hour ( and wasn't the a push recently to scale back on length of meetings?-- weekly how about a follow up on that) .


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

If average stay gets to 30 days, does this count toward our ABAG quota?


Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Musical -- are you serious?


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10 am

Like Kniss said, only the Grinch would be against this. I've known people who've used this facility and I have donated towards it. But development around here has turned into a vicious spiral. My curiosity was piqued by the final paragraph saying the average stay has climbed 500%. Beyond 30 days is no longer "transient occupancy" and if we're mandated 2000 more housing units, we should claim every credit legally conceivable. Though I often fail, I try to keep my comments from being entirely facetious.