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News - September 26, 2008

Questions persist about Palo Alto basements

Concrete, 'dewatering' are key issues for planning commission and some residents

by Becky Trout

Many questions remain unanswered about basement construction in Palo Alto, the Planning and Transportation Commission agreed Wednesday night.

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Posted by Heiniman and Sons
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Perhaps before making irrevalent statements regarding law issues, Building Official Larry Perlin might want to read up on the law regarding property rights. Hope we can count on you using your statement in court.

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Posted by Vince
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm

It is not okay to pump out ground water for sometimes up to two years. How can it be allowed? How can this issue have been ignored for so long?