We had a great turnout for last night’s meeting!

Over 80 people braved the rain and came out to the Laureola Park meeting room.

We had a review of the process needed to provide feedback for the Transit Village Apartment and Retail complex.  All feedback must be received by February 2nd and a meeting is planned on February 1st.  More details will be released in the next few weeks but if you have any time please go over the EIR and provide your feedback to the city.  The GESC board will do its best to go over the documents but we need your help and your feedback sent directly to the city!

We also had a presentation from Robert Weil on the 101 overpass alternatives and a presentation regarding the proposed School District attendance changes from Craig Baker.  I was impressed with both Mr. Weill’s presentation and Mr. Baker’s calm demeanor in discussing the very difficult issues facing the school board.  The parent’s comments were great and I think we all gained insights into the difficulties facing the district and our kids with the redistricting issues.

Mayor Randy Royce and councilmembers Matt Grocott and Andy Klein were in attendance and we appreciated that greatly! We also want to thank Al Savay, Brian Fitzpatrick from SamTrans and Jess Couch from Legacy Partners for showing as well.

With that said as a community we are still deeply skeptical that our voices will be heard and we are discouraged by the fact that the Transit Village EIR process is being fast-tracked.  I personally was deeply skeptical that moving Caltrain parking further away from the platform was somehow a benefit to the city and will definitely be engaging in a conversation with Brian Fitzpatrick to see if he can convince me otherwise.