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News - October 4, 2013

Measure D sides spar over impact of Maybell development

Proponents say measure will lead to senior housing; opponents say it will lead to dense developments throughout city

by Gennady Sheyner

Opponents and proponents of Measure D all say they are in favor of more senior housing in Palo Alto.

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Opinion pieces by the Measure D proponents and opponents are printed on page 16 of this week's edition. Websites for the two sides are at and A video of the debate has been posted by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center at


Posted by curmudgeon, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

"This is about this project," Scharff said. "That's what you're voting on. Do you want this particular project?"

Scharff is at once disingenuous and savvy. Although Measure D is technically only about this particular project, if he really believes that's how the voters see it he has been living in a bubble. On the other hand, if Scharff has been tuned in, he knows the only way to pass D is to decouple it from the citywide revolt against excessive bulk and ugliness. Too late for that.

Posted by If this is so... , a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

If this article is true, then PAHC should have picked a neighborhood more suitable, like maybe wait for Castilleja to move away or something. Pick a street that isn't. Eying used as an alternate quick route to and from the freeway ( because some idiots narrowed Arastradero).

Pick a neighborhood where there are not dozens of children bikeriding to school every day on a busy street.