After twice rejecting Stanford’s bid to build a path connecting Menlo Park and Portola Valley trail systems, San Mateo County will attempt to gauge public opinion on the issue in the coming months. The trail project is part of the University’s efforts to meet the terms of its General Use Permit agreement with Santa Clara County, which allows Stanford to construct five million square feet of buildings over a 10-year period.
Campus voters faced long lines at the Graduate Community Center (GCC) as hundreds cast their ballot in Tuesday’s election, which saw a defeat of California Propositions 19 and 23 and a shift in the House of Representatives to Republican control.
Although the decision has already been made to renew funding for four more years of the online alcohol education program AlcoholEdu, University and county officials are still monitoring the ramifications of the survey data that in part bolstered the program’s renewal bid.
The University this summer announced it would fund AlcoholEdu for four more years, citing survey results about the program “that suggest it works at Stanford.” Now, administrators are explaining the methodology behind their survey, whose results are part of a package Stanford presents to the county to keep its exemption from a local alcohol ordinance.
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“Paper or plastic?” may be on its way out.
But a major roadblock to the project’s completion remains.
Stanford is one step closer to receiving a permanent exemption from a county rule holding private residents responsible for underage drinking that occurs on their property.