By Robert Haugh
The Good — The Leg Drop Award:
Four members of the City Council listened to neighbors’ concerns about the El Camino Real Specific Plan. They reduced the original height of buildings. And there’s still an opportunity for more housing and retail. Kudos to Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Vice Mayor Raj Chahal, Councilmembers Kathy Watanable and Anthony Becker.
The Bad — The Jabroni Award:
Three Councilmembers voted to increase building heights on the El Camino. They were Councilmembers Karen Hardy, Suds Jain, and Kevin Park. They could have shared this week’s Jabroni Award. But Park takes the prize because he insulted Santa Clara homeowners. “Just like you can’t ask toddlers to specify their own lunch, you can’t really have single family homeowners design a city,” Park said.