Measure M blocks new Tesla Headquarters - a view of the future
Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Aug 26, 2014
Tesla has proposed a new corporate headquarters on the Stanford ECR properties that would encompass both offices and R&D spaces. After unanimous approval by the Planning Commission and the City Council a resident of Allied Arts who overwhelming lost his/her bid to serve on the City Council files a lawsuit claiming that the office definition adopted by the voters in Measure M combined with the limit on office space per project adopted by the voters in Measure M precludes this project from receiving City approval.
Without waiting for adjudication of the lawsuit Tesla withdraws its project proposal.
Is this the future that you want for Menlo Park? Preserving the special interests of a small group while sacrificing the best interests of the whole community?