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Second California Avenue Public Meeting Re Trees

Original post made by Alan, Midtown, on Oct 15, 2009

This is on the city's website:

Public Meeting October 22nd, 6:30 p.m.
Escondido School Auditorium
890 Escondido Rd, Stanford

It appears that this is the follow up meeting to the October 8th "community meeting" on the subject of the trees.

I assume that the city intends to notify the public in additional ways, but to be sure that the word gets out, I am posting this item.

I hope that the city does what we have asked it to do at the follow up meeting, i.e. to bring to the meeting for public comment several different options from the arborists for a tree replacement plan with an explanation of the pros and cons of each.

Many of us feel that the public should also be involved in the final selection by some form of vote or poll.

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Posted by fireman,
a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

Thanks. I post under Fireman. Andrew Jentzsch, a member of the Palo Alto Fire Department for 20 years. This would be a good time to meet and talk about other or all issues that the city of palo alto seem to have now or in the past.

Have a letter from Russ Carlsen to myself about my injuries and disabilities that I racked up while working in the CPA/PAFD some of you might like a copy. Have other information I would like to give to interested parties.

see ya there... Good time to start the public meetings in the City Hall lobby...

A real town hall meeting with real people and real issues... Keene you are welcome to attend or send one of your many (too many) assistants... Hell make a new postion if you like...

Hey maybe one of the people running for city council might want to stop by and get involved?

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Posted by Fred Balin
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Video of 1st Public Forum (October 8), Is now available.

Via TV:
10/15/09, 3:30 PM, Channel 29
10/16/09, 5:00 AM, Channel 29
10/16/09, 4:00 PM, Channel 26
10/17/09, 6:00 PM, Channel 26
10/18/09, 4:00 PM, Channel 26
10/19/09, 12:00 PM, Channel 26
10/20/09, 2:00 PM, Channel 26
10/20/09, 4:00 PM, Channel 29
10/21/09, 4:00 PM, Channel 29
10/22/09, 8:00 AM, Channel 26
10/23/09, 8:00 PM, Channel 29

Via Purchased DVD:
Contact the Media Center, 650-494-8686 ext.35

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Posted by Fred Balin
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:41 am

Follow-up Public Meeting on California Avenue Tree-Replacement
6:30 pm, Thursday, October 22, at Escondido School

This Thursday evening, city staff will present concept plans for the replanting of trees on California Avenue.

The meeting is a follow-up to a public meeting two Thursday's ago at the same site. At that time, the city brought forth a group of four arborists, their selection of 15 trees that could work on the site, and a map showing tree-planting locations and the size of each planting site. The arborists (independent experts Barrie Coate and Dave Muffly, and city arborists David Dockter and Eric Krebbs) provided background and answered questions from an overflow crowd of over 100 attendees. Participants also submitted follow-up ideas on comment cards and via email. It is expected that at least some of those arborists will again be participating.

The 2 hour, 20 minute meeting, which had an "edgy" beginning before turning to the issue of trees, can be viewed on public access television prior to this Thursday's 6:30 pm meeting:
- on Wednesday, the 21st, at 4 pm, on Channel 29, and
- on Thursday, the 22nd, at 8 am, on Channel 26.

It is also scheduled for viewing on Friday, the 23rd, at 8 pm, on Channel 29

Additional input to this Thursday's meeting comes from an Architectural Review Board meeting last Thursday and from other sources.

It should be another very engaging, informative, interactive, and important evening.

Once again, the meeting is this Thursday the 22nd, beginning at 6:30, at Escondido School, at 890 Escondido Road off Stanford Avenue.

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