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2018 Dewatering regulations on the City Council Consent Calendar, Monday, Dec. 11, 7 pm

Proposed 2018 dewatering regulations for below ground construction are on City Council’s consent calendar for Monday, Dec. 11th, 7 pm, City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton.  City Council accepts written and oral comments from the public on any item on the … Continue reading

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Fracking in Santa Clara County

Did you know fracking for oil and gas production is permitted in Santa Clara County? The Sierra Club invites us to write to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, BoardOperations@cob.sscgov.org, requesting a ban on fracking in Santa Clara County. … Continue reading

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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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