Category: <span>Stanford</span>

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Committee for Green Foothills comments on potential City Council instructions for a Development Agreement with Stanford

(We sent the following to the Palo Alto City Council as it prepares to give instructions to staff on how staff should negotiate with Stanford. -Brian)November 26, 2007 Palo Alto City Council Dear Mayor Kishimoto and City Council Members; The Committee for Green Foothills appreciates the opportunity to help provide input to City staff regarding...

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CGF scoping comments on the proposed Stanford Shopping/Medical Center Expansion

(CGF submitted the following comments on the scoping (preparation) of the environmental review for the Stanford Shopping Center and Medical Center expansions. We’ll also review the actual environmental documents when the drafts are available. -Brian) October 1, 2007 Steven TurnerCity of Palo Alto Re: Scoping comments for the StanfordMedicalCenter and Shopping Center Expansion EIR Dear...

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One million square feet of new office space at Moffett Field?

Buried in this article about runway use at Moffett is the following: Two years ago, Google signed a high-profile deal with NASA Ames to collaborate on a number of projects, most of which have been described only vaguely, and to build up to 1 million square feet of office space. A million square feet translates...

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Press release on Stanford Trails

Committee for Green Foothills NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2007 PRESS CONTACTS: Holly Van Houten, Executive Director (x360) Brian Schmidt, Legislative Advocate (x313)phone (650) 968-7243 * [email protected] Roberts, Legislative Advocate (650) 854-0449 San Mateo County Supervisors Set to Reject Alpine Road Trail PALO ALTO, CA — StanfordUniversity’s proposal to construct an environmentally-destructive sidewalk...

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Stanford’s Sidewalk Proposal, and Our Response

Stanford’s proposal to expand the Alpine Road sidewalk is out, and can be viewed here. No big surprises, but plenty of hints remain that the “poison pill” that Stanford inserted, giving it control over San Mateo County’s review of alternative trail locations, will be firmly enforced. Welcome to Stanford’s concept of environmental review. Actually, giving...

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Acknowledging both sides of the Stanford trails debate

Copied below is a letter that the Committee for Green Foothills sent to the Palo Alto Weekly. The link to the online Weekly letter is here, and this was sent in response to a letter from Stanford University printed here. -Brian ———- Examining evidence The community groups opposing the expansion of the Alpine Road sidewalk...

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Resolving some of the Stanford trail mysteries

Over the last week or two, we may have figured out some of the questions surrounding the extremely disappointing action by Santa Clara County in choosing an expanded the sidewalk along Alpine Road instead of a real trail in the Stanford foothills. So here are some questions: Why did Stanford fail to support Supervisor Liz...

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Come on Stanford

Follow this link to a commercial that played on television during the Stanford/USC football game several weeks ago: Come on Stanford I think it helps show the depth of concern over Stanford’s attempt to widen the Alpine Road sidewalk instead of putting in a new trail. While we at CGF were aware of the commercial,...

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Stanford trails at Palo Alto candidates’ forum

Acterra recently sponsored a forum for Palo Alto City Council candidates to discuss environmental issues. The forum can be viewed online here, divided up by the questions candidates answered. Particularly interesting were candidates’ answers to a question regarding Stanford’s attempt to use the existing Alpine Road sidewalk as one of the two trails it was...

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