Original post made on Mar 22, 2013
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on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm
So the city is commissioning another poll!! In another area, kniss proclaimed that the council is the guardian of public health. Well shouldn't the council also be the guardian of our infrastructure health? This is not a new problem and now it is being deferred for at least another 2 years! And f you think new council members are the answer, it is not. We get new people on the council and you think things will be different now, but they all start looking for personal pet and feel good projects to waste their time on.
And we need a history museum like we need a hole in the head or s this. Bone being thrown to the council member who thinks everything's historic in palo alto?
on Mar 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm
This is one subject that should be obvious to the Council members: no poll is needed to define the problem. It is a well-known and well-discussed fact that downtown workers park in Professorville an Downtown North because otherwise they have to move their cars every two or three hours--and have a hard time finding another spot.
FOR DECADES citizens and downtown employees have asked the Council to give them a reason why an employee cannot just buy a permit to park where they work. But nothing has ever, ever been done about it, and it is at a loggerhead now with homeowners returning home to find they can't park anywhere near their own house at the end of a day.
The Council has all the information and input they need....it has been accumulating for three or more decades! There is simply no need for a silly poll to waste more money on.
I wonder if Council members DO have holes In their heads, and someone has filled them with rocks.
on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm
Wow, tonight I went downtown for dinner with a friend. It was packed. I can usually find a parking place, or in a pinch always find a spot in one of the parking structures, but tonight I had to go all the way up to the top of the structure between Bryant and Forest to find a space. When we came back it was even more packed, there were no spaces in the whole structure on the way out.
I'm thinking Palo Alto does need another structure somewhere now. I used to never use those things, but they are really great. What would help is some kind of automated system to keep count of free spaces and display a count on the entrance.