However, they are not asking for shared parking for The Milk Pail, but instead are asking for a portion of the parking associated with Phase II to be re-allocated instead to Phase I! (Which happens to be suffering a severe parking shortage).
Amazingly, staff is actually recommending that the permit be granted! I find this hard to believe since the Council and almost every other City Staff person interviewed keeps saying that the city can't get involved in these issues. If the City treated MG the same way they treat the Milk Pail, they would tell MG "We're sorry but you don't have enough parking so we'll have to shut you down".
I strongly recommend that everyone who can, send email to the City Council and the Community Development Department telling them to reject this application unless the shared parking includes the spaces necessary for the Milk Pail. Here are the email addresses:
If possible you should also show up at today's meeting to make your voice heard. The meeting details are below:
4:00PM TODAY (5/14/2014) City Hall
500 Castro St
Plaza Conference Room
Candidate, Mountian View City Council