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Woodside decides it's not a mountain lion habitat, allows developers to propose housing under SB 9

Original post made on Feb 7, 2022

Facing legal action and national scrutiny, the Woodside Town Council backpedaled on claiming a townwide exemption from a state housing law as a mountain lion habitat, and is now accepting applications for split-lot projects.

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Posted by Twentse
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Feb 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm

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When it sounds too good to be true ...


Posted by Pat
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 7, 2022 at 8:41 pm

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I'm not sure what traumatizes a mountain lion more, 500 square foot ADUs, or the limitless number of garish, 20,000 square foot mansions that dot the Woodside landscape, not to mention the construction sites loaded with heavy equipment getting ready to make new ones. The Woodside town council was wise to raise the white flag on this one!


Posted by Pat
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 7, 2022 at 8:41 pm

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I'm not sure what traumatizes a mountain lion more, 500 square foot ADUs, or the limitless number of garish, 20,000 square foot mansions that dot the Woodside landscape, not to mention the construction sites loaded with heavy equipment getting ready to make new ones. The Woodside town council was wise to raise the white flag on this one!


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Feb 8, 2022 at 1:05 am

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Actually had Woodside persisted with this self designation a case could have been made for halting ALL new construction in Woodside and the prohibition of any restrictions of mountain lion activities in the town - they could go wherever they wanted and kill and eat whatever they wanted without fear of even being harassed.

This reversal is a big disappointment for the mountain lion community.


Posted by Sunny Storm
a resident of Woodside: other
on Feb 8, 2022 at 5:09 am

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I also want to know if it’s legal to limit development to 800 Sq ft and prohibit basements.

Seems shady too.


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