Author Archives: Esther Nigenda

Where’s the protection for residents’ homes?

This evening, Oct. 23rd at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave., City Council will discuss and likely certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for our City’s Comprehensive Plan. This topic is scheduled for 7:45 pm but may start earlier or … Continue reading

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Promising Solution or Potential Problem?

As we near the end of Palo Alto’s dewatering season, October 31st, we face a dilemma. Do we support the use of cut-off walls for underground construction where the water table is high or not?  We’d like you suggestions and comments.  … Continue reading

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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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