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Commission recommends allowing additions to homes near faults

Original post made on Nov 19, 2019

The Woodside Planning Commission on Nov. 6 unanimously recommended approval of new construction rules that would allow residents with homes in earthquake hazard areas to add on to their residences.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:45 AM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Of course they did! And if we had a flood plain they'd recommend building there, too. Tally Ho, Woodside Planning Commission! You are the lamest Woodside has ever had.


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

Do the newly allowable granny units come on walkers so they can roll with the jolts?


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Posted by data
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Well, I wonder how much difference it makes if you are 50 feet away vs. 100 feet away from the fault?

Aren't most of them a mile underground and shake for 30+ miles or more?

The San Andreas fault has a 9% probabilty of a 6.7 or greater in the next 20-30 years. Hayward fault is more likely, but anything could happen.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 22, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Well, I wonder how much difference it makes if you are 50 feet away vs. 100 feet away from the fault?"

Virtually, no difference.


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