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Legal demand shuts down Edgewood Eats

Original post made on Apr 2, 2013

An attorney's letter citing several City of Palo Alto ordinances has shut down the popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 9:55 AM

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Posted by The-Law-Is-An-Ass, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

> The letter from Miles Dolinger, an attorney for residents who
> live adjacent to the church, argued that Edgewood Eats cannot
> take place in a residential R-1-zoned neighborhood.
> The ongoing events would likely have significant land-use
> and environmental impacts, including increased traffic and
> related public-safety issues, noise from trucks and generators,
> garbage, air pollution from exhaust, generators and cooking
> and other potential health risks.

Lawyers should be forced to provide hard evidence of any claims that they cite as reasons for denying people access to public/private land for benign social events. The idea that there might be some "noise" from a truck used for cooking is probably a lot less than the noise of a City vehicle digging up a street, or from a home rebuild. Yet, some "attorney" can wave around the word "noise" on a piece of paper without even so much as one actual reading to demonstrate that some noise baseline had been exceeded.

This sort of event might lead to a little littering, but as long as the event coordinators policed the area when the event was over—then that matter would be taken care of. Let's hope that its coordinators will find some way to continue on—in spite of these particular "neighbors" (who will doubtless find ways to object in the future).

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Perhaps they can relocate to the empty Mikis parking lot.


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