Editorial: Interests collide over Buena Vista's future
Original post made on Dec 14, 2012
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on Dec 14, 2012 at 9:44 am
> A better approach is to vigorously pursue replacement-housing
> options for the residents and to work with the current owner to
> ensure he provides the time and resources needed for them to
> make successful transitions.
Why is this a better option than to expect these residents to deal with their own problems like other people who might be in the same situationsuch as having their rental unit being converted to a Condo? What makes the owners of "mobile homes" different, in the eyes of the City, than anyone else? Didn't they purchase "mobile homes" because they are "mobile"allowing them to move whenever, and wherever, they wanted to? The tone of this editorial seems to be that a great tragedy has befallen Palo Alto because these folks are now going to use their "mobile homes" in the way that they were intended to be used.
Moving is always annoying, but it is not so traumatic that people keel over and die because having to change locations where they call "home". This newspaper's editorialists need to get a grip, and turn their attentions to really pressing problems.
on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:28 am
The city staff has known about this for quite a while; there have been several new low income housing projects developed/or are being developed since the plans for this mobile home park have been known. Will the city should have been working with the mobile park residents to have move to these housing projects (Tree House & low income housing being built at 801 Alma, and the project that will be built at Maybell).
All of these projects are being financed by the city, so the city council can push for this.
on Dec 15, 2012 at 11:50 am
"The PTA Council's engagement was bolstered by a vote of support for the residents by all 17 of the local school PTAs.... "
This statement is incorrect and should be retracted. A check with the PTAC or the presidents of the school PTAs would confirm the fact that it is incorrect.
Ms. Krop was quoted as saying the same in a related article. It is unclear if she was mis-quoted or simply misled the reporter. But there is no doubt that it is not a true statement.