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Large developments and scarce resources

Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2007

Climate change will make scarce resources, clean water, viable agricultural land even scarcer. Do we want our agricultural land to shrink because we in the Bay Area are insisting that we need more housing and more development and therefore we will use more water and energy? Do the people who say California and the Bay Area have to grow take into consideration the choice we will have to make between water for agricultural land and water for residential/business use? I want to buy food locally, breath clean air and keep our living costs down. The oil spill in the Bay only made a bad situation worse - the Bay is already polluted from runoff from homes and businesses. We need to grow slowly, managing what we have in Palo Alto not build giant projects - the housing project at El Camino and Charleston Road, the 530 housing units
and 6,500 sq. ft. of neighborhood commercial uses to be developed on the former Hewlett Packard/Mayfield Mall site, the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Build Housing, the expansion at the Stanford Medical Center, a bigger police building, a bigger library at Mitchell Park. Why are we doing this?


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Posted by a long time resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 20, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Resident: Who do you think runs this city? Who gets elected and how? Do you think the newspapers support the ordinary residents of this city? What do you think this city is about?

Why do you think the hills of the city are being preserved? They are not the areas, unlike in other countries, where agriculture will be easy. Other countrys build in the hills and save the areas of good soil and land that can be tilled and natural water is available.

What type of people do you think run "Thirld World" type of coutries or cities?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Developers don't make people, people make people. People need housing.