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News - December 19, 2012

A pause in Portola Valley's affordable housing plans

• Council to let contract expire for purchase of 900 Portola Road.

by Dave Boyce

Applause from a group of maybe 10 Portola Valley residents greeted a late-night decision Dec. 12 by the Town Council to allow the expiration of a contract to acquire a former plant nursery at 900 Portola Road. By agreeing not to extend the contract, the council has sidelined — but not discarded — a proposal to buy the property to address a state mandate that requires communities to create zoning for homes affordable to people of moderate incomes.

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