As a Stanford alumna, I am appalled at the behavior that I see from the university as it pertains to the Stanford-Alpine Road Trail. That this issue is once again being discussed with the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County is ridiculous. It is wasting everyone's time and money.
As I said recently to the San Mateo County supervisors, that the Stanford-Alpine Road trail is once again being discussed as a substitute for one of two recreational trails that Stanford made an agreement with Santa Clara County to build crossing Stanford University lands some years ago, is atrocious, morally wrong and thoroughly embarrassing to the university.
That Larry Horton, an officer of the university, is trying to once again gain the support of the San Mateo County supervisors, when they have already rejected it because of unanimous public support against the trail, is disconcerting. Mr. Horton is trying to make the supervisors party to Stanford getting out of it's original agreement. I find it hard to believe that Stanford, an institution held in such high regard, would be involved with such shenanigans.
I'm sure you cannot be aware of all the workings at Stanford and that not all is brought to your attention. I would hope that you would weigh in on this matter and do what is morally correct. I would hope that you would uphold the reputation of Stanford and uphold the agreement that Stanford originally made with Santa Clara County to build two recreational trails across Stanford lands.
Diana Gerba, Class of 1988