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 ongoing negotiations over Stanford’s proposed expansion under the General Use Permit (GUP), Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously on Monday to request that Stanford contribute up to $82.4 million over the next 17 years to the city’s affordable housing fund.
The Palo Alto Unified school board will meet with a district attorney to discuss options for legal action on the impact of Stanford University’s proposed expansion plan on Tuesday.
On Thursday, the University filed a lawsuit against Santa Clara County against a housing ordinance that requires 16 percent of housing units constructed by Stanford be made available at an affordable housing cost.
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.
On Wednesday night the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) hosted a teach-in and open meeting in Harmony House a to discuss the current state of housing, affordability and workers’ rights at Stanford and in the Bay Area.
Jean McCown and Catherine Palter explain how Stanford is approaching the housing challenge in conjunction with the university’s application for a new land use permit.
Procedural confusion filled Room 209 of the Nitery on Tuesday night as the 20th Undergraduate Senate debated whether to confirm two nominees to the University Building Naming Committee. Senators ultimately rejected two students appointed to the committee, assembled by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne in order to apply previously-chosen principles of renaming campus landmarks christened after Junipero…