Town Square

Post a New Topic

Around Town: Residents voice concerns at community storm check-in

Original post made on Jan 21, 2023

Read news about Palo Alto checking in with residents on the recent storms, a fire side chat with former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the county taking nominations for the Behavioral Health Community Heroes Awards.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:16 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2023 at 9:25 am

Bystander is a registered user.

During the weeks of storms, it was encouraging to me to see how people were helping neighbors and others. There were many who filled sandbags and delivered them to elderly residents and similar good deeds. Unfortunately, there were those who complained that their nearby street drains were blocked with leaves and expected the City to do something when it would have been much quicker if somebody just went out with a rake to clear their nearest drain.

The weather we have experienced in the first few weeks of the year is unprecidented but not surprising since climate is cyclable and rain will come again. But with all this talk about climate, it seems right that everyone should be out doing what they can to help. Once a tree branch is stuck in overhead wires I think that is the job of a professional City crew, but we can all pick up a fallen branch outside our property and put it in the green bin so that someone with a stroller, wheelchair or vision problems can get by.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

New Palo Alto sushi spot highlights late-night hours and affordable prices
By The Peninsula Foodist | 1 comment | 8,930 views

Farm Bill and the Organic Movement (part 5) Plus: Global Plant Forward Summit, April 18 – 20
By Laura Stec | 23 comments | 4,803 views

Sharing That Just Works
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 1,770 views

Robots, I am tired of talking to you!
By Diana Diamond | 0 comments | 58 views