Shoreline: open to out-of-towners??? Around Town, posted by MViewer, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2008 at 11:28 am
Does anyone know if you have to be a Mountain View resident to use Shoreline Park? I only ask because the other day we went for a ride up to Foothills Park in Palo Alto. We wanted to show some East Coast visitors the lovely view of the Valley from up there. Well, we were promptly turned away at the gates by the guard after she checked out driver's license and informed us that the park was for "Palo-Altons" only. Of course, we were peeved because we drove all the way up there, the price of gas, the embarrassment in front of visiting guests, etc... (yeah, we could have read up before we went, but it was a spur of the moment stop on the ride back from SF).
Anyway, if Palo Alto can be so snooty about their parks, then I was wondering if Mountain View gives the same treatment to non-residents visiting Shoreline. Seems like we should. Not very neighborly though, is it?
Posted by eric, a resident of another community, on Jul 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Surrounding cities didnt help with Shoreline costs, either (in fact, because of the asinine taxation plan for the whole North Bayshore region, our city and schools suffer quite a bit thanks to Shoreline). Public roads lead to Foothill, and fire protection is provided regionally. That old arguement doesnt wash with me, I'm afraid.
Posted by Morgan Hill guy, a resident of another community, on Jul 2, 2008 at 11:27 pm
PA always discriminated against immigration and low income people. They welcomed only rich, former AAA students, etc. to come to Foothill Park from inside of PA as well as Stanford campus. They don't visited MV Shoreline Park unless when coming nearby Dreadful Dead Band (from PA again). Even PA are liberal there but inside they are almost deep conservative. Remember PA required to have almost low density very expensive homes at former part of MayField Mall while Toll Brothers planning to build very high density median/medium priced condos/townhomes on MV side. Pro-Responsible Mex from Morgan Hill.