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Despite calls for action, Palo Alto is in no rush to expand Foothills Park access

Original post made on Jun 24, 2020

Weeks after pledging to promote inclusion, the City Council abruptly postponed considering a proposal that many say would do just that: allowing non-residents to access Foothills Park.

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Posted by sro
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jun 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

it will be very interesting to see what Palo Alto does- or does not-do, relative to opening Foothills Park so that they may be more" inclusive".

The decision will be yes- or no- the following "narrative" will be largely irrelevant.

Posted by Jonathan Brown
a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm

It's outrageous, particularly to anyone who supports the Black Lives Matter movement, for LaDoris Cordell to hijack that quest for racial justice to try to shortcut a proper environmental review of the consequences of opening up Foothills Park to unlimited users. The City Council has many more urgent and pressing matters that demand their attention (budget, homelessness/housing, COVID-19, police, etc.). Postponement was the right decision.