Post a New Topic
Original post made
on Jul 25, 2008
The city also needs to consider the educational needs of the many new residents that will live in the new developments, because as of Slater's closing-we don't have one!
I think that Mr. Meier has a very legitimate concern here-- what sort of due diliegence has the city done on this? Did anyone from city staff actually go to inspect any similar flood control projects, or are they just trusting the flood control district to translate the pretty picture they submitted to be translated into something better than a drainage ditch?
Mr. Meier is mistaken on one fact. "Save Open Space" did actually endorse the project. I think that SOS-- which did a fine job in keeping the annex as actual open space a while back--- is one or two guys who dont speak for the broader community. I think that they're getting sold a bill of goods, frankly.
Here's the deal-breaker for me. The purpose of this sort of flood control project is not really to prevent a flood that may occur once every 100 years, but is really to remove 1000 homes from a certain flood zone code, saving this small group of homeowners money on their flood insurance. 100 year floods are really floods that have a 1% chance of happening in any given year, not an event that is expected once a century.
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Bailey Park
- Blossom Valley
- Castro City
- Cuesta Park
- Jackson Park
- Monta Loma
- North Bayshore
- North Whisman
- Old Mountain View
- Rengstorff Park
- Rex Manor
- Shoreline West
- St. Francis Acres
- Stierlin Estates
- Sylvan Park
- The Crossings
- Waverly Park
- Whisman Station
- another community
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 3,668 views
A Glimpse into local HS Suicide
By Chandrama Anderson | 15 comments | 2,836 views
Deny the 429 Univ Ave Project Appeal
By Steve Levy | 11 comments | 1,852 views
Now Playing - Your Dinner!
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,031 views
Teens and Cutting, What's Going On?
By Caroline Fleck | 0 comments | 306 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Mountain View
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Palo Alto Online
© 2015 Mountain View Online
All rights reserved.