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Woodside council rejects solar project at Town Hall

Original post made on Jan 21, 2020

The Woodside Town Council backed away from a project that would have used solar panels to supply Town Hall and the historic Independence Hall meeting venue with electricity.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:38 AM

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Posted by Margo
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 21, 2020 at 1:22 pm

It's really hard to read that the community of Woodside would prioritize cost over environmental issues in their decision not to install solar panels on the town hall. "Visual damage!" What about damage to our air quality, water, climate? Come on, Woodside! Most of you have more sense that this! If Woodside were a poor community one MIGHT understand, but really! I am redoing my own solar system, having adopted it years ago, not because it was cost-effective. I don't know whether it has been or not, but it's irrelevant. I didn't even consider that. I did it because it was the right thing to do for the environment. Does Woodside have to burn for your council members to get it. Cost, visual are not nearly as important as leaving a liveable planet to our children.


10 people like this
Posted by Fed up
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 21, 2020 at 2:43 pm

We know who has to go: Livermore and Dumbkowski are too old and out of touch to be “leading” anything. Please move on guys, and let Woodside have a chance to stop being a political laughingstock.


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Posted by Sophie88
a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:56 pm

I can’t believe one of the wealthiest communities in Silicon Valley decided to reject solar project at a Town Hall. I guess the city council are led the conservatives?


5 people like this
Posted by James Arlenfeld
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Jan 22, 2020 at 7:47 am


Ed Kahl is a treasure.


5 people like this
Posted by Woodside parent/grandparentveteran Woodside parent
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm

I fear the critics of the Town Council's decision don't understand the whole picture. Town of Woodside already gets 100% solar from PCE. A costly rooftop array would be redundant!


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