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Meeting on San Francisquito Flooding Thursday, Mar 12 to be held at City Hall 7 p.m.

Original post made by Rick, Charleston Gardens, on Mar 11, 2009

It is urgent that people who do not live in the "Flood Zone" of this creek attend this and other coming meetings on this major issue.

If only people who live or own property in this "Flood Zone" show up at this meeting the city is likley to take on the responsibility of solving this $100,000,000 problem and pass the cost to everyone in the city.

If you think ,as I do, that the citys responsibility should be confined, primarly, to establishing a "Flood Contro Assesment District" so that the people living in this area should pay all of the costs for controlling the flooding.

The "Storm Drain" parcel tax is being used to install a giant pump on the creek to solve flooding problem in the city. Every parcel in the city is paying this fee to help million and multimillion $$properties from being flooded!!! Enough is enough!!
Storm drains apparently aren't being fixed or installed on miles of streets that don't have them.

This is or was a scheme to make everyone pay for protecting potential properties from being flooded.

Flood zone properties can buy flood insurance to cover their costs of repair, but they apparently don't want to or feel the city should solve this problem.

The Taxing Water Control District also collects money from every property to help fix flooding problems. It is said that the people in the flood affected neighborhoods voted down the fix they wanted to do years ago with the attitude: Don't touch our creek. We don't want you in our neighborhood, go away!!

Isn't it amazing the citys gave some flood victums millions of dollars after the '98 flood. (their attorneys no doubt collecte much of this money) This was your tax money and not insurance money they could have collected if they had bought insurance.

Who is really running this city??
Come to the meeting and say "No tax money for flood control" in Palo Alto.
Also "Remove the bridge and build a dike on Palo Alto Owned Property"
Flooding from the Chaucer ? st bridge is like "Let Palo Alto Residents take the Fall" for flooding thus justifying all city taxpayers dole out millions of$$ to the multimillion dollar property owners who get flooded and can rebuild their homes from our tax dollars.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

This meeting, it turns out, was organized by those who live in the flood zone areas (Cresent Park, etc).

It's primary goal was to figure out the best way to get taxpayers from Santa Clara County, the state and the Federal goverment to pay for almost all of the costs to prevent the flooding of their multimillion dollar homes.

It was evident that they didn't want to pay for the work.
There was, as I heard the statement, a threat of a lawsuit against the city if they didn't quickly fix the flooding problem.

It was evident that there was not going to be any attempt to acquire private property along and in the creek so that the creek could be widened. The attitude seemed to be "No one is going to take or use my back yard to solve this problem"

It appeared to me that these very rich Republicans were looking for a handout from all taxpayers and that an assesment district in the flood zone was a solid "No Way".

There were complaints about having to buy flood insurance also.

So you taxpayers who didn't buy property in a area that regurarly floods get ready to help these poor people increase the value of their property by spending as much as $100,000,000 to fix our flood problem.

The "Victims" of flooding, are planning a major campain reaching out to all our elected representatives to ask for money to fix the flooding problem (In what is probably the most wealthy neighborhoods in the bay area and country even).

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