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Letter to the Editor: Preserve Cuesta Park Annex

If you are against the water district's plans to put a flood basin, show up to City Council meeting Tuesday.

Your last opportunity to let the Mountain View City Council know your opinion on turning the Cuesta Annex into a five acre ditch, one of the two proposals being considered, is Tues., Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers in City Hall. 

The Santa Clara Valley Water District says they need the land for a flood basin, even though the historical evidence of flooding on Permanente Creek (all the way back to the 1950's) is lacking. To make matters worse, the Sierra Club is suing LeHigh Cement Plant for releases of toxic residue and solvents into the Permanente Creek channel, which will settle into the Cuesta Annex topsoil and damage the healthy ecosystem which exists there.

And, why would the Mountain View City Council even consider such a proposal that would destroy the last natural, undeveloped parcel in Mountain View? Many people enjoy the solitude of the Annex or simply walking their dog and getting some exercise. This clearly is inconsistent with the goals of Mountain View's General Plan to increase park land in the city. Council members have received signed petitions from over 475 residents who want to preserve Cuesta Annex.

Cyndy Riordan

randy albin January 17, 2012 at 08:58 PM
i grew up around cuesta park. i don't understand the fees to play on the tennis courts. they are looking for volunteers in the pro shop. just how does a tennis teaching pro survive in this kind of environment?

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