Originally commending it as the product of “positive and collaborative” discussions, Stanford has since decided to temporarily withdraw its $138.4 million conditional agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
Geoff Bradley, the consulting project manager for the county on the GUP, led most of the afternoon’s discussion, outlining the implications of Stanford’s new proposal on local traffic, housing, zoning and environmental impact.
On Tuesday, Santa Clara County mandated an indefinite suspension on negotiations with Stanford over the development agreement governing the University’s proposed expansion.
The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) held several demonstrations across campus on Thursday to protest Stanford’s lawsuit against Santa Clara County’s housing ordinance.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 51 instances in which a student drank so much they needed hospitalization — the highest number of medical alcohol transports in the last 12 years.
Santa Clara County has released the final environmental impact report on Stanford’s 2018 General Use Permit application, detailing the potential effects of the University’s 17-year expansion plan on the local community — including impacts to affordable housing, traffic and transportation.
At a public hearing last week, the Santa Clara County Planning Commission unanimously made a favorable recommendation to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors regarding Stanford’s plans to build new faculty residences in the San Juan Hills neighborhood, despite opposition from several San Juan Hills residents.
With three weeks left until Election Day, Santa Clara County is on the front lines of what some see as an increasingly difficult recruitment process for election volunteers nationwide.