Restrictive Use for Foothills Park in Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto's Foothills Park will remain exclusively for city residents after the council voted down a proposal this week to open its gates to local business owners.  Wow, a park owned by a city who won't share it.

My first impression about Foothills Park:  How presumptuous of them to restrict a chunk of nature that everyone has a right to.not just special folks because of their income status.

Yet I don't disagree with the attitude in reference to no one helping them pay for it some years back, but still, it sets a poor example to folk about the premise of sharing. Yo - let it go.

If they run this park off taxes from Palo Alto commerce, then anyone who owns or does business in Palo Alto, but doesn't live there are the owners of the park then.

I find myself in Palo Alto often, yet the money I spend there is funneled into programs designed to keep me out?  I can always spend my money at home or other places if that's the case.

As Harry S. Truman put it:  It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Apparently Palo Alto council members care about the credit.

Palo Alto Daily News