Palo Alto process is alive and well
Original post made by The process is our life on Oct 29, 2007
WHile I think it is a great idea to name something in this city after Martinand Coretta King (and I wonder why it has taken so long to do it). the opening sentence of this article say a lot:
"After months of discussion and debate, the Palo Alto City Council tonight is poised to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, by naming City Hall's front plaza after the legendary civil rights family."
Why did it take months of discussion and debate?
I know this is Palo Alto and nothing can be done the easy and quick way--everything, including naming a plaza after a great american must slowly wind it's way through the PA process.
Wonder why businesses are fleeing this city and no new ones are interested in opening here?
on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:32 am
What is wrong with City Hall Plaza as the name for it. We all know it, it makes sense, and it costs nothing to keep it.
If we must name something after the Kings', why can't it be something that doesn't already have a very good name, something new that doesn't have to be changed and something that doesn't cost us $10,000 to do so. Apart from the fact that the City website won't be able to find it, most locals will continue calling it City Hall Plaza in the same way that most people still call Candlestick Park, Candlestick Park.
on Oct 29, 2007 at 11:14 am
I see that the Daily is also reporting that there will be lights lighting up the Plaza to spruce it up also. Does anyone else see a coincidence here?
on Oct 29, 2007 at 11:20 am
You must be referring to this article:
But remember that they will be environmentally friendly lights:
"Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto focused on the green benefits of using LED lights, saying the eco-friendly choice will help "showcase the climate protection goals we have for the city.""