There has been a lot of discussion about the demand for housing as well as potential impacts, and how fast it should increase in Palo Alto. How does this compromise the quality of life of local residents, including school enrollment, and what mitigations do you support?
Generic urban planning concepts have been applied onto Palo Alto and it is not working out. These concepts should be applied to a region instead, not a city as small as Palo Alto, one with its own unique values.
In the past decade, rampant building of office space without regard for road capacity or parking has created the problems we are dealing with today. We should be learning from past endeavors and be strategic as to how to build housing now. Questions, such as school capacity, road capacity, city services, parks space, community space, health and safety are just some questions to ask before building blindly.
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