Court Rejects Approval of Buena Vista Closure

Judge rules Palo Alto mobile home park’s relocation package based on inadequate information.

The Palo Alto City Council abdicated its duty when it approved relocation payments for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled on Wednesday.
The decision by Judge Brian Walsh found the city did not have sufficient evidence to support its finding that the relocation assistance offered by the park’s owners is adequate to prevent adverse effects on the park’s 400 residents.