Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Mountain View, on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm the_punnisher is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
A question: Is the set of outlets often overloaded by too many heavy wattage devices plugged in and used at the same time? The City could be liable if damages occur if this " free electrical outlet " use damages property...
I suggest that a lock box ( an easy addition ) be put over the outlets. The key to be given when a waiver is signed and hours to be used listed.
That allows equal time for anyone AND keeps people safe.
Posted by stretch, a resident of another community, on Nov 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm
I thought they handled the subject of noise in Lytton Plaza about 40 years ago! They simply came in unplugged everything and started a riot where, what, about 175 people were busted. It was actually pretty funny, because the Red Squad, a group of undercover cops who were spraying people with mace and hitting them with batons, were disbanded soon afterwards. The cops also spent a lot of time peering through Venetian blinds from upstairs, across the street. I'm pretty sure Palo Alto could bestir itself to come down hard on these gross-offending noisemakers once again.
Posted by musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Nov 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
@punnisher, pardon my ignorance. How would outlet overloading damage property? 110V is 110V, until the circuit breaker pops and it becomes 0V. I assume the City followed its own code about circuit breakers. Anyone know the amp rating?
Posted by Neal, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Nov 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm
I avoid Lytton Plaza at all costs. What's to like? It's noisy and unattractive. When it comes to noise, the only thing worse is the new Apple store. Lytton Plaza is nothing to be proud of. The City will only pretend to fix the problem.
Posted by Loudness, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
I agree it's loud and ugly.amd severe/ Awful "water feature". Hard surfaces, shiny hard metal tables and chairs. They destroyed the beautiful brick floor which was in good shape, maybe a few bricks needed replacing. And they destroyed the trees and flowers and handsome light fixtures. It needed sprucing up, not sterilization. Thanks ARB, thanks Roxy.
The thinking was to make it unattractive to people gathering and the restaurant could use most of it.