https://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2018/10/19/palo-alto-neighbors-may-see-relief-from-noise


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Palo Alto neighbors may see relief from noise

Original post made on Oct 19, 2018

A Menlo Park business that nearby Palo Alto residents say has been a nuisance for three years must cease holding events at its offices, Menlo Park officials said in a letter to the company.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

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25 people like this
Posted by Beth K
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 19, 2018 at 8:34 am

The City of Menlo Park's refusal to respond to the suffering of the Palo Alto neighborhood proximate to BootUp has been shameful and arrogant. The City Attorney instructed neighbors to call the police every time there was a social event at BootUp, to maintain logs of all such calls and to send them to him -- a useless exercise as he never took any action. [Portion removed.] It is well beyond high time that the City staff took action.


23 people like this
Posted by Samuel L.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

Samuel L. is a registered user.

Yet Palo Alto is considering Marissa Mayer's proposed "community center" which plans to have similar events.


19 people like this
Posted by Menlo Park Negligent
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

The City of Menlo Park was negligent in not addressing these serious noise complaints and violations for over three years! How is it that a resident writes the Menlo Park city attorney multiple times and even makes a presentation to the city council without any response? Telling residents to call the police every time they are aggrieved is wrong. This is not the appropriate use of the fine Menlo Park Police. City Council members and staff have shown more favoritism to rich corporate land owners than to its own citizens. Thanks to the persistence of citizens and the press to speak truth to power.


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Posted by A Simple Explanation
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm

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3 people like this
Posted by Maui Mike
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

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Posted by Bikermom
a resident of Mayfield
on Oct 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

I love next to a startup that would have parties with loud rave music all night along with food trucks right outside our window. I would lose sleep all night and it would wake our children. Palo Alto did very little to enforce the noise ordinance. The police would come out and then when they'd leave they'd just start the music again. No fines or anything


6 people like this
Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2018 at 5:39 pm

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Posted by Let's Party at the Mortuary
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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With all of the pressing issues now facing Palo Alto, how can something like this even be considered a priority? Are the folks at Hamilton Avenue that shallow?

It reminds me of the old Black & White balls in Palo Alto...an upwardly mobile facade for social wannabes.


4 people like this
Posted by AllYouCanEat
a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 20, 2018 at 7:39 am

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16 people like this
Posted by R. Davis
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 20, 2018 at 8:35 am

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3 people like this
Posted by Use Abuse
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Once an individual or organization has a use permit, it is almost impossible to get it revoked. Until the city enforces these things, they should stop handing them out.

“NO” to Mayer’s Mortuary fun house.


2 people like this
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm

I feel sorry for the Palo Alto residents who had to put up with this disrespectful “networking” business. My God, who are these people? They sound like partiers tax-deducting their pretend business expenses - I sugget the IRS and CA FTB investigate this. Overblown nonsense masquerading as “high tech.”
And, please, NO to the mortuary club plan.