Affordable Housing Planned for SOFA
Original post made by Carol Lamont on Jul 7, 2006
on Jul 9, 2006 at 7:09 pm
Eww! Palo Alto is not the place for low income housing! I pay big money to live here, I don't think we should give people a break to live here. There are plenty of other surrounding low income areas where these people can move to.
on Jul 9, 2006 at 9:22 pm
Please ask the school board to provide their strategic plan to provide space and services for the influx of students from this and other high impact South Palo Alto residential developments already underway . Their answer at this time seems to be "Let them Eat Cake", aka "Mandarin Immersion" which will be a highly customized special enrichment program that will be a very costly (inefficient on a per student basis)use of tax payer dollars, while serving only 240 out of the existing 5000 elementary students (and growing!). If the community continues to add significant housing developments, the school board should be required to come up with realistic plans to cover the growth before they add high maintenance, low efficiency speciality programs. The board needs to justify how "Mandarin Immersion" helps meet this important need. PLEASE send a quick letter to the school board asking them to vote no on MI so the district can focus on the basic priorities to support the wave of growth in our community.
on Jul 10, 2006 at 9:42 am
Just a response to Brett's interesting post. I believe it is strongly in the self-interest of affluent households here to foster economic diversity in our town. To truncate a long argument, I'll just that I grew up in a 100% affluent community in Southern California that was in many ways a terribly stunted environment for its children. Diversity is like fresh air. I think that maintaining or fostering economic diversity here is just about the best gift we can give to our children. Thanks,