BIG MEETING – Santa Clara County Planning Department GUP “Listening Meeting” – Thur, Nov 29, 6:30pm

This will be the *ONLY* meeting where the public will have a chance to make our voices heard as the Development Agreement is negotiated between Stanford and the County.  While there will be other chances during the “decision phase” (March and later), this is our best opportunity to influence the “negotiation phase,” and make sure the… Read More BIG MEETING – Santa Clara County Planning Department GUP “Listening Meeting” – Thur, Nov 29, 6:30pm

Board Study Session on the Stanford GUP, Weds Nov 14, 6:30-8:30pm

The PAUSD Board of Education is holding a Community Study Session on the Stanford GUP on November 14 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Stanford’s proposed GUP is the largest in the history of Santa Clara County and will have a significant impact on Palo Alto and on PAUSD. The Stanford GUP proposal includes roughly 2.3 million square feet of… Read More Board Study Session on the Stanford GUP, Weds Nov 14, 6:30-8:30pm

Update: Supervisors Approve Open Negotiations with Stanford, Including Schools

In a victory for transparency, County Supervisors approved with a 5-0 vote a process for negotiating a Development Agreement with Stanford that would include extensive public meetings and public agency participation. Also key, it will must explicitly consider mitigation of impact on schools – exactly what we have been asking for. The Palo Alto schools… Read More Update: Supervisors Approve Open Negotiations with Stanford, Including Schools

Action Needed – Contact Supervisors to insist on an open, public process

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.”  This saying should be a warning to Palo Alto and surrounding communities when it comes to Stanford’s General Use Permit (GUP). A new process, proposed by Stanford, is being considered on Tuesday, October 16 by the County Board of Supervisors, and it… Read More Action Needed – Contact Supervisors to insist on an open, public process

Stanford Rental Housing – Historical Perspective

Here’s the timeline of Stanford’s rental housing since the creation of Escondido Village in 1960.  A lot was done to accommodate that project, which is smaller than anything proposed today.  Later, in 2001, Stanford paid PAUSD $10 million to mitigate the impact of Stanford West, which is home to about 250 PAUSD students.  In the… Read More Stanford Rental Housing – Historical Perspective