Voters Shoot Down Maybell Development

Palo Alto's 'No on D' campaign wins by nearly 1,500 votes

by Gennady Sheyner/ Palo Alto Weekly


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A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election Day victory Tuesday night, winning by more than 1,000 votes.

With all 32 precincts reporting, the campaign against "Measure D" had a lead of 6,437 to 5,036. The vote means that residents have succeeded in overturning a unanimous decision by the City Council in June to rezone a 2.46-acre site on Maybell and Clemo avenues to enable a housing development with 60 units for low-income seniors and 12 single-family homes.

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