This is one of those inconvenient truths that our region is going to have to own up to, and do something about. Our long term responsibility is to a sustainable environment. Without that, we will find ourselves in a diminished and far more dangerous world than we would ever want to imagine.
One way out of this is for Palo Alto to lead our neighbors toward regional solutions that share responsibility for stopping sprawl.
The ABAG request is looming; it's time we met this challenge, head-on, and begin to seriously consider ways to being our municipal neighbors together in viable, shared solutions to infill housing, and stop sprawl in its tracks.