Stanford is seeking approval for a General Use Permit (GUP) to expand Stanford’s academic campus over the next 15-20 years. This expansion will determine how our campus population will grow, the type of housing built on campus, transportation regulations, and much more.
As a part of our mission to engage students outside of the Stanford bubble, we support a GUP that includes the maximum amount of affordable housing for workers, outlines equitable transportation standards, and requires mitigations for the impacts that this expansion will have on surrounding low-income communities.
We encourage you to attend the rally and public hearing on the GUP this Tuesday, October 22nd, at Palo Alto City Hall. The rally will begin at 4:00 PM, and the hearing at 6:00 PM.
You can also voice support for full mitigation and affordable housing for workers by:
To learn more about the GUP process, you can read about Stanford’s proposed community benefits and SCoPE 2035’s demands for full mitigation, as well as Santa Clara County’s Conditions of Approval and the Planning Commission’s recommendations. You can also check out this Daily article and op-ed on the GUP and its impacts.
Many thanks to the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) for helping to organize these opportunities for involvement. To learn about further ways to participate, please contact our Directors of Community Responsibility, Lizzie Alvarado Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Olivia Fu (email@example.com) or fill out this form if you are interested in joining the ASSU Committee on Community Responsibility.