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Viewpoint - July 11, 2012

Letter: Appropriate to consider housing in Portola Valley

My hat is off to Mayor Maryann Derwin, the Town Council and staff of Portola Valley for coming up with the proposal for affordable housing on the Al's Nursery site. The term "high density housing" is being used by opponents of innovative residential proposals to frighten residents and to enflame NIMBY passions in Portola Valley. As a former council member in Menlo Park I can assure you that I am familiar with this strategy.

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