Town Square

Post a New Topic

Letters to the Editor

Original post made on Jul 25, 2008

Is Cuesta Annex pit really open space?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by what about the school?
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 25, 2008 at 9:03 pm

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!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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.

Email:


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 and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 5,464 views

Where DO The Elite Meet?
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,698 views

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 10 comments | 2,050 views

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,454 views

With a Perspective....
By Ms. Jenson | 0 comments | 324 views