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Webcast: Land-use plan uproar

Councilman expands on his support to add programs in the document that fell short by a 5-4 vote at Monday's meeting

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Councilman Tom DuBois joins journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner to discuss the City Council's divisive debate over the Comprehensive Plan.

Watch this week's webcast here.

Webcasts are posted every Friday afternoon on PaloAltoOnline.com, as well as on Palo Alto Online's YouTube channel, youtube.com/paweekly.

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Comments

2 people like this
Posted by CW
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

I'm not in favor of sky scrapers, so don't label me. But I think this outrage PASZ and the Weekly are trying to foment is phony. We have ordinances that enforce the height limit and FARs for new development. However, the losers in the November election, led by the Weekly, feel we need to have double regulations -- with all of those restrictions stated in both city law and the comp plan. I got news for your guys, council can with a 5-0 vote change the comp plan just as easily as it can change an ordinance. Quit trying to trick people into thinking the new majority did something drastic. That's just not the case. (Is the Weekly promoting this just to draw page views?)


7 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:49 am

If it is not such a big deal, why do it as a pre-planned series of amendments without public notice, comment, or discussion? This seems to have been jammed through, to the surprise of dissenting council members and the public. Is that how we want to do things as important as the comp plan?


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