Sunday, March 06, 2005

Pow Wow Over Cadillacs

The Menlo Park Cadillac dealership on El Camino will soon be closing, according to Sunday's Daily News. Auto dealerships provide substantial tax revenues to local communities and are highly sought businesses. It was revealed last week that the Palo Alto Toyota dealership is looking to move to Mountain View in order to have a larger facility. Menlo Park city councilman Andy Cohen has spoken out against a proposed luxury hotel on Sand Hill Road near interstate 280. His concern was to preserve open space. Now Cohen has another chance to show his resolve by pushing to bulldoze the car dealership and replace it with tax supported open space. To improve his chances Cohen might get the land declared federal wetlands, or, failing that, rename the land in honor of Ohlone Indians. That tactic might require the citzens to forget how the Ohlone Indian gambit was previously attempted along Sand Hill Road.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you have against Andy? I think he's nice.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should mow down those ugly trees west of 280 and put up some billboards. There's nothing to read over there!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I would not be in favor of making the land west of 280 look like the barren plot of land currently being considered for an upscale hotel. In fact, developing that property will result in more trees.

4:18 PM  

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