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Commissioner resigns after council declines to consider opening Foothills Park to non-residents

Original post made on Jun 26, 2020

A member of the Palo Alto Parks and Recreation Commission who led the effort to open Foothills Park to non-residents announced his resignation Tuesday, a day after the City Council decided not to take up the politically charged topic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 26, 2020, 9:29 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by gretchen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 26, 2020 at 2:48 pm

The Lee family never intended a private park and 1959 was more than 60 years ago when Los Altos had been a city less than 10 years. Housing discrimination was still legal in PA. Foothill Park is the last legal vestige of the discrimination at that time. Environmental arguments are red herrings for justifying discrimination. The parks of Ca. are not an environmental disaster and and almost all are opened to the public. It is time for a change--starting with city council members.


Posted by MP
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

+1 Gretchen comment


Posted by ex-Hooli person
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Palo Alto City Council stands for diversity and inclusiveness, up to and including the expression of meaningless platitudes.


Posted by MV resident
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 28, 2020 at 3:11 am

What's the problem? Charge us. I don't pay Palo Alto rent, I'm ok with paying a park entrance fee


Posted by MV Resident 2
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 2, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Opening up Palo Alto parks is an idea long past due. Kudos to McCauley for acting on principle.


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