Palo Alto City Council Defeats Plan For Transfer Station

Palo Alto, Calif. — The Palo Alto, Calif., City Council has defeated, by a 5-4 vote, a proposal to build a recycling center and garbage transfer station in the city’s "baylands" area. According to The Mercury News, Public Works Director Glenn Roberts was the main proponent of the proposal, which called for the facilities to be built after "the city landfill [in the baylands] closes in a few years."

The baylands are "a collection of levees and wetlands at the edge of San Francisco Bay," according to the paper.