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Council delays vote on McKelvey flood basin

Original post made on Dec 17, 2012

The City Council delayed approval of a plan to turn McKelvey Park's baseball fields into a flood basin after examining several controversial aspects of the plan Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2:36 PM

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Posted by A
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I thought that the neighbors really wanted the minipark but the field orientation was obviously more important. Prediction: The water district will give up on Mt. View entirely and 50-year-old McKelvey will stay the way it is. The trees will stay, the fields won't be shrunk, the current parking will stay, and there won't be any playgrounds for another 50 years at least.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I don't know why Jac Siegel says people are not building detention basins anymore or that they are 1960s technology. A simple Google search shows they they are a best practice recommended by FEMA Web Link , the EPA Web Link , and state and local Web Link flood and environmental protection agencies. I've not heard anyone propose any feasible alternative for the 100 yr flood volume that is expected in the Permanente and Hale creeks that would overflow right there at McKelvey park.

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