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News - September 5, 2012

Portola Valley to buy 'affordable' housing site

• Town Council agrees to pay $2.6 million for former plant nursery property.

by Dave Boyce

Two recent events have ratcheted up the tension in Portola Valley. On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 29, came word of "Keep PV Rural" (tinyurl.com/Rural-123), a new website backing residents who oppose the town's negotiations to buy a flat 1.68-acre former plant nursery on a major traffic arterial at 900 Portola Road. The Town Council wants to build between eight and 12 small homes on the site for people of moderate incomes, and restrict home sales to people who live or work in town.

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