Mtn View City Council
Tuesday June 12th 2012, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Politics

Tonight was the night.

Barron Park Plumbing Supply’s landlord had signed an agreement with the developer that if Geier’s plan got approved, the building would be sold to him.

And you know it would be bulldozed.

There’s a small halal grocer in that little group of businesses; the owner complained that Geier had fenced off the end of her one-way parking strip’s egress. Three days it stood, and three days her customers did not come. It seems clear that he hoped to push her into bankruptcy so he could have that lot, too.

Note the German translation of his name: vulture.

So, now that it was out of the planning commission,  Mountain View City Council was considering the issue of whether the monstrous proposed redevelopment should be built.

I love that one councilwoman said, There’s supposed to be a public benefit and the only benefit I see here is to the developer.

Others piled on and the project, at least in its current form, was shelved. Round two to Milk Pail, and kudos to all the council members who stood up for those small businesses and owners on that corner and for the residents as well.

(p.s. A non-sequitur because I want to record the date: this afternoon, while I was stopped at a light, a peregrine falcon flew overhead and then swooped down close, giving me a good view, and away. Wow!)

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Hooray! Three cheers for public officials who listen – and care.

Comment by Channon 06.13.12 @ 7:41 am

awesome! the fight against city hall marches on!! and the wave from the peregrine is amazing too

Comment by Bev 06.13.12 @ 8:14 am

I’m happy to hear that those on my city council are not a bunch of idiots.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.13.12 @ 9:08 am

That was a close call. Let’s hope the developer doesn’t figure out a way to get around the common sense decisions.

Comment by Jody 06.13.12 @ 10:37 am

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