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Supervisors grant appeal, overturn Planning Commission decision

Original post made on Mar 26, 2014

In a stunning reversal, momentum has slowed and possibly stopped on plans to convert a meditation center in the unincorporated woods above Woodside to a non-medical drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation center for people with addiction problems.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:32 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Janet, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm

This underlines the problem with the County Planning Dept. They rubber stamp the most idiotic proposals, often making significant errors with respect to the State Law and ignore their own ordinances. Examples are the BACE catering facility in N. Fair Oaks and the proposed Child Care Center for 24 kids on Alameda in Menlo Park.


Posted by Kaz, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

So grateful to the Supes for looking at the issues and recognizing that the risks would be borne by us but the benefits would go to people not from our community. Especially as we reorient towards a drier future, putting a huge facility in an area without an independent water supply seems stupid.


Posted by Elmo, a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Mar 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

The Blatts are not likely to just give up on such a lucrative enterprise. They have a history of not shying away from litigation and are likely to challenge this. They have a reputation of saying and doing anything necessary (legal or not) to get their way, so it is going to be interesting to see what their next move will be.


Posted by menloparkmom, a resident of Las Lomitas School
on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

The child care center on Alameda is a very different situation and would exist to serve families in San Mateo County. Please don't equate it to a drug/alcohol rehab facility that would primarily serve individuals from outside the area.


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