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What can two residents do to counter the negative impacts of unparalleled growth on the San Francisco Peninsula? Not much!

But what we can do is help busy residents stay informed and develop a deep understanding about when and how they can effectively raise their voices.

That is the premise behind the San Francisco Peninsula Residents Association Newsletter.

Quality for neighborhoods and work itself have been hallmarks of California’s success.  All of the Peninsula’s communities are experiencing the benefits and pains of sustained growth. Articles selected for this newsletter reflect the editors’ concern for quality of life in each town and city.

Neilson Buchanan and John Guislin are two peninsula residents who care deeply about the life Bay Area residents enjoy. They see warning signs that we are facing increasing threats to our quality of life.

The issues we face may not be easy ones to address, but we are convinced that the best solutions will come from the efforts of informed and engaged residents.

Neilson Buchanan, a downtown Palo Alto North resident, surveys a map he uses to track parking density in Palo Alto on September 24, 2013. Photo by Veronica Weber.
John Guislin, a resident of Crescent Park, stands by the intersection of Middlefield Road and Everett Avenue where he says cars regularly ignore the no left-turn laws and speed over the 25-mph speed limit. Guislin has started a petition asking the city to increase the safety of the road. Photo by Veronica Weber.