Acterra recently sponsored a forum for Palo Alto City Council candidates to discuss environmental issues. The forum can be viewed online here, divided up by the questions candidates answered.
Particularly interesting were candidates' answers to a question regarding Stanford's attempt to use the existing Alpine Road sidewalk as one of the two trails it was required to construct (click on "Stanford Development" to watch). As much as anything, it shows the poor relationships Stanford has created by its actions on land use. The University should pay close attention to this, and try and change the atmosphere through appropriate action, not lobbying.