Author Archives: Esther Nigenda

Too many regulations?

The stories and photos coming from Texas (and likely soon from Florida) are sobering and, some, heartbreaking – they are a reminder of what can happen and what did happen in a much smaller way in Palo Alto  during the … Continue reading

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City Council will vet Marriott Plans on June 12, 6 pm, City Hall

No one has failed to notice there’s a building boom in Palo Alto. And there are several projects with two levels of underground construction already started or in the pipeline. So what is unique or different about the Marriott hotels … Continue reading

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Palo Alto’s new dewatering policy effective May 4, 2017

Palo Alto’s new dewatering policy takes effect on May 4, 2017.  The stated goal for this new policy is to minimize the discharge of groundwater from construction dewatering; it applies to projects that do not have their building permits as of May 4th. … Continue reading

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Earth Day and the Great Race to Save Water

Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater will have a table at this year’s “Earth Day and Great Race to Save Water” at the Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center on Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am – 3 pm.  We’ve joined this event because we’re … Continue reading

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Building basements without wasting water

City Council will review Staff’s recommendations for 2017 dewatering regulations on March 7th, 2017. Please join us for a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at 6 pm (the City has changed the date several times; we will reconfirm … Continue reading

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