Original post made by weekly reader on Jan 10, 2007
Frankly, "if you're a mom with kids in tow", cutting across the Cubberly parking lot is not the safest route to get to the center even though it may be the shortest. If the kids are too tired to make it the extra 100 yards, then perhaps the parent should try a stroller, if the kids are older and just too lazy like the parent to take the extra steps that it would take to use the safer route (using the sidewalk), then maybe they should use the car.
I agree with Kathy Espinosa-Howard; this is hardly newsworthy and it is definately not worth using city staff time or dollars to discuss the parking issues at Charleston Center. Has the center's management ever considered hiring a private parking guard like they have patrolling other private parking lots?
on Jan 10, 2007 at 2:51 pm
I agree with you, this story is so Palo Alto. I am actually surprised that they were able to install the fence--if the neighbors would have found out about it beforehand it would have been subjected to a 1-2 year delay while the neighbors discussed it, environmental impact reports were prepared and the city council waited to vote until they figured out which way the NIMBy wind was blowing.
i loved the title also of the woman who was whining about the fence--civic affairs committee chair for the Greenmeadow Community Association!!!
Maybe the buildings in Cubberly center should be torn down since they impede Greenmeadow residents from directly getting to Charleston Center.
But it is not too late to do something about the fence--I suggest a petition drive to put this pressing matter on the ballot in november.
on Jan 10, 2007 at 3:00 pm
Not everyone is young, you know. That can be an arduous distance to someone with a heart condition.
on Jan 10, 2007 at 3:08 pm
Joyce is right--in order to accomodate all the PA residents that have heart conditions all fences, even those, in private homes, should be torn down so that distances will no longer be arduous.