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Why is a former Palo Alto dump site blocking our beautiful bay views still?

Original post made by Palo Parent, Greenmeadow, on Sep 13, 2018

I understand that the former Palo Alto dump was established before environmental responsibility was important to most people, but why are we saddled with this huge eyesore still? We could have a view of the beautiful marshlands and the hills beyond, but all one can see from Highway 101 and East Bayshore is a huge mound of dirt obscuring our views of some pretty valuable natural resources. Any thoughts to relocating all of that debris somehow and reestablishing the area back to what it was before it became a municipal dump?

Comments (5)

Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

It would probably cost 1 billion to get rid of the landfill.


Posted by R. Davis
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 13, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Garbage has a way of piling up...


Posted by Pro Cyclist
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 13, 2018 at 10:29 pm

We’re you gonna’ put it?


Posted by resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm

Pay attention to the road when you're driving at freeway speeds. The city built a park on top of the former dump. Go out there if you want to enjoy the view.


Posted by Think Big
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm

>>Any thoughts to relocating all of that debris somehow and reestablishing the area back to what it was before it became a municipal dump?
>>>It would probably cost 1 billion to get rid of the landfill.

(1) Ask Google and Facebook to each donate $500,000,000.00 (as a tax write-off).
(2) Ship the compacted garbage to various remote sites in Nevada or China.
(3) Bring in developers to create a beautiful expansive new housing project which will overlook the baylands reserve with fancier dwellings for Google/Facebook employees and more spartan ones for low-income residents.
(5) Have a gala ribbon-cutting/opening day ceremony where city officials take credit and declare that the PA housing problem has finally been solved.


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