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Portola Valley's fire-danger challenges raise level of urgency among residents

Original post made on Apr 3, 2019

A standing-room-only crowd showed up at a March 27 Portola Valley Town Council study session on wildfire preparation as part of an ongoing effort to get the jump on a potential emergency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:18 AM

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Posted by LawNOrder
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Why is PV encouraging building on the Stanford Wedge property. More traffic, more cars, more pollution ... more of what we don’t need or want!


Posted by Wait, What?
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Ok, so now I'm confused. Is PV considering developing BOTH the Stanford Wedge (and this is the first anyone has heard of 29 houses, only three affordable??) AND the Frog Pond? PV doesn't own the Wedge, so where is that money coming from?

Let's have more transparency. If you've been public about this, please be MUCH more public about it. I don't know anyone else who has heard of this up to this point.

Also, if the Town is "in talks" with Stanford about ANYTHING, please confirm this when the reporters (or regular members of the public) call or visit. Don't refuse to answer. That is not the way you build public trust.


Posted by Emerson Swan
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Apr 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm

I see some comments about this being the first time people are hearing about this.

I strongly encourage all residents of Woodside and Portola Valley to attend their Town Council meetings, read the minutes, and so forth. Nobody is keeping this stuff secret.

Sadly, people who show up and report that they have gotten no news about an issue have also made no attempt to be connected to the source of news on these issues. It's pretty well published.


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