Gail Slocum of Menlo Park, chairman of the San Mateo County Planning Commission, had just heard reports from staff and Gail Strickland, president of the Board of Governors of the Horse Park of Woodside, on Dec. 10 when she spoke to the public hearing that was next. She faced a full house when she said she had more than 70 letters in favor of extending the requested permit to nine years. Only one person opposed in the 50-some speaker cards. Yet, everyone should get three minutes. What could be done to save time?
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