Public input sought for flood-control project

Wednesday hearing in East Palo Alto to focus on plans to calm San Francisquito Creek

A dramatic flood-control project that involves redesigning the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and building new levees and floodwalls between U.S. Highway 101 and the Baylands will be the subject of a public hearing in East Palo Alto tonight.

The proposal from the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority is the agency's first major project aimed at calming the volatile creek, whose watershed includes parts of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The project, which was the subject of an environmental impact report released in late July, targets the particularly vulnerable downstream area, which experienced major flooding in February 1998.

The creek authority includes officials from the three cities and from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the San Mateo County Flood Protection District.

Tonight's meeting will be the first of two scheduled to discuss the project and the draft environmental impact report. It will take place at 6 p.m. on the first floor of East Palo Alto City Hall, 2415 University Ave. The second public meeting will be held on Aug. 29 at the same place and time.

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Posted by Wondering?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

Will this event be live-streamed on the Net? Will the facilitators be accepting email questions?

If not, why not?

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Posted by John Galt
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

OMG! More psuedo-democracy Palo Alto style. Have serious meetings to demonstrate a democratic decision making process. Then unanimously vote to do what they planned all along. SOP. Happens over and over. Been watching for 40 years. Might one a cynic.

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