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City's plan update kick-off exposes varied visions

Original post made on Jul 29, 2008

Although only 15 people sat behind the dais Monday night, they offered at least 18 different visions of a desirable future for Palo Alto, Mayor Larry Klein summed up at Monday night's joint study session of City Council and Planning Commission members.

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Posted by The-Vision-Of-Nine-Is-Not-The-Vision-Us-All
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2008 at 2:09 pm

There was little or no meaningful discussion about the future of Palo Alto during the last Council election. Not only was the ABAG issue not on the table, but most of the Council candidates just danced around what questions were to put more like sock puppets, than people who understood the question, much less had an answer.

The Council's "vision" of Palo Alto should be Palo Alto's vision for Palo Alto. The people who own property in this town have roughly $40B (collectively) at risk--of the nine of these people--some of whom don't seem to have ever even held job.

The last comprehensive plan ended up with a very weird vision of "villages"--which was never supported by the property owners. Given the high stakes here--all future comprehensive plans should be put out for a vote.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm

What about crime?

What about potholes and storm drains?

What about retail we can use?

What about transportation?

What about homeless in downtown?

What?


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Posted by No vision
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jul 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm

The Vision said
"the nine of these people--some of whom don't seem to have ever even held job"
This is such an ignorant statement that the rest of your opinions almost seem sensible by comparison.


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Posted by The-Vision-Of-Nine-Is-Not-The-Vision-Of-Us-Al
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2008 at 8:10 am

> This is such an ignorant statement that the rest
> of your opinions almost seem sensible by comparison

Really? .. Prove the ignorance in the statement.


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