- Worth saving: contaminated hangars; abandoned office buildings
- Not worth saving: farms
Jac Siegel said it would be unfair for the council to spend more money on parkland south of El Camino, even though (lawyer Lex Watson's bloviating notwithstanding) the council would not have had to buy the land.
Margaret Abe-Koga said she didn't want to spend $500,000 of the city's money pursuing split-zoning, forgetting (as did the Voice) that changing the zoning to detached single-family houses won't be free.
Nick Galiotto pointed out that the farm was not really a link to the city's past, though I'm not sure how important that is.
Laura Macias correctly pointed out that this decision simply perpetuates a system that unfairly burdens residents north of El Camino, though I suspect her solution involves not building much new housing anywhere.
Tom Means told a joke, which often presages a disappointingly conservative vote.
Kudos to Ronit Bryant, for being the lone vote for my romanticized notion of childhood in Los Altos.
Kudos to the owners, for making a boatload of money.
And, most of all, kudos to the neighbors, who heroically overcame abuses of their civil rights to win a round for NIMBYism.