Posted by Gale, a resident of the The Crossings neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm
How about replacing those massive broken planter vases in the median of San Antonio as you approach the Caltrain overpass heading toward California? The overpass and approach is a dump compared to what Palo Alto is investing in San Antonio. As it stands now it's the gateway into the ghetto.
Posted by Rodger, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm
Hmmm, the city is thinking about spending fairly big bucks on things we don't have to have while with out comment reducing spending on city staff by $600,000. If I were a city employee I would think the city does care about me which is not good from my point of view as a city resident.
Posted by Hardin, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm
The $750,000 is a nice win, considering that if the City hadn't done its due diligence to shop around for health benefits, it would not have realized the savings.
Also encouraging to hear that Mr. Rich still intends to proceed with reducing the budget by $600,000 in employee costs, to stave off the impending deficit, regardless of this latest windfall.
But I'm still watching and hoping to see more progress with the City's negotiations with the unions, when their contracts come due for renewal. This will be a way to make long term gains on balancing the budget.
Posted by MV Resident, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm
A teen center is what progressive busybodies come up with as a solution for Mountain View's gang problem. Notice that the teen center is in the epicenter of the gang bario.
Why not take that $800,000 and instead hire 10 more cops devoted to busting gangs and scaring the living daylights out of ne'er-do-well teens. The good teens won't use the teen center anyway, they are all working jobs or studying. The center is for the bad teens. Enforce the laws on those bad teens, and maybe you'll change their lives, instead of just giving them a fancy place to play video games.
Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:46 am
I think the teen center is also right next to the "very nice" old peoples ghetto. [full disclosure - I'm officially an old foggie and am eligible and have used the Senior Center] Gimmie a break. This area of the city has much higher apartment density (= no front yard) than my neighborhood. Property owners will much more appreciate an effort to decrease youth problems than spiff-up Shoreline median. Really - hadn't noticed a problem there! Good call Council!
Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community, on Jun 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Was once a teen, I too did work, did study. I do remember some of the youth programd both public and private. We didn't have teen center, would have been. A rec center, with a library and swimming pool would have been nice at Cuesta Park. Oh by the way I was pre video games.