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Plans make room for Rose Market, others

Original post made by Konrad M. Sosnow on Sep 29, 2013

An alternative headline is: City Council ignores residents please for three stories.

Resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood brought a petition containing hundreds of signatures asking for three stories instead of four, the omission of the coffee corner and the road diet on Cuesta. Mike Kasperzak quickly blew off the petition. Mike was more impressed the one neighbor who lives right next to the project and allegedly had made a deal with the developer to mitigate the impact on her family. Mike was more concerned about one family that supported high-density than the hundreds who do not.

It should be noted that the Environmental Planning Commission had brought up the three issues to City Council because they thought that the issues are important. As usual, five members of City Council blew off the Environmental Planning Commission's ideas.

Mike Kasperzak said that it could be worse – the building could be up to eight stories. His message is quite clear – don't complain or you'll see even taller buildings and even higher density.

Jac Siegel and John McAlister expressed concern over the impact to the Cuesta Park Neighborhood. Margaret Abe-Koga and Ronit Brant were concerned about having a place for them to drink Peet's coffee and not at all concerned about the impact to the Cuesta Park Neighborhood.

Mayor John Inks and Mike Kasperzak don't want any more study sessions as they maintain that what is good for out of town developers is good for Mountain View.

Comments (1)

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Slater
on Sep 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

So how many residents need to object before the city council will take heed and represent the citizens of Mountain View. Apparently 300 hundred isn't enough so 500, 1000, 2000, 5000? more? Apparently one resident in the neighborhood is all they need vs 100's of others who express that they don't want a project of this density. If they are not listening to us, who are they listening to?

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