Portola Valley council rejects Cargill development Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Dec 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm
The Cargill Salt Corp. proposal for a residential community on a salt flat off Redwood City should instead be restored as home for creatures that lived there before it was a salt flat, the Portola Valley Town Council said in resolution adopted on Dec. 8.
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Posted by Advocate for Nature, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Dec 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm
FIVE STARS GOES TO PORTOLA VALLEY'S COUNCIL FOR THEIR WISDOM!!! The bay belongs to the creatures that call it home, and to all of us. The Cargill project must not be built based on the greed of those who would profit from it.
Posted by Curmudgeon, a resident of another community, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm
At a time when thousands of people are *still* commuting into local jobs from as far away as Modesto and Stockton, spewing who knows how much car exhaust and wasting precious natural resources (most notably Time, the most precious and finite resource any of us have) the myopia of a good many "environmentalists" is stupefying.
To say nothing of how many critters were displaced by development out in the remote San Joaquin Valley, rather than here in an already urbanized area.
In short, fill in the swamps, let another Foster City bloom, and give your children (and by extension your granchildren) a chance to live near you, rather than many miles away.