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Palo Alto banned from bringing back residents-only requirement for Foothills Park

Original post made on Jan 27, 2021

Palo Alto is permanently barred from limiting access to visitors to Foothills Park on the basis of residency under an injunction that a U.S. district court judge signed off on Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 8:58 AM

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Posted by Golden Catamount
a resident of another community
on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:10 pm

Golden Catamount is a registered user.

Given that we're on stolen land, everyone should be banned from further desecrating this sacred land. This land belongs to the Ohlone Indians who still have a presence on this earth. They respected the flora and fauna and were wonderful stewards of the land. Alas, we now live in a world obsessed with consumption.

There have been an overwhelmingly large amount of reports that have stated that the park has been trashed since it was opened to the public. A once peaceful haven for animals to get away from humans, is now just another hangout park for humans. We think that we're "owed" access to everything and we must fight tooth and nail to have what we righteously think is ours. No thought or consideration is given to all the animals who will now need to migrate away from crowds. No care is given when non compostable litter is strewn across the land. We just want everything at our disposal. A general understanding that all land should be respected has been lost. Think about your actions, take a step back and watch how your actions may have an impact. Mindfully carry through life. Stop demanding that you should have things that were never rightfully yours. Instead, appreciate its existence and learn how to coexist.

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