That lead to complaints from neighbors, who objected to the ugly, noisy installation nestled amidst trees atop a hill.
This winter, McNealy applied for and was granted a temporary permit on the grounds that he had take steps to reduce the noise and the ugly.
But apparently the amelioration effort wasn't enough, and Palo Alto's planning director said the permit won't be renewed -- meaning McNealy will have to apply for a proper building permit, submit plans, and have the issue aired publicly in front of the city's planning commission.
Of course, he could just rent out Palo Alto's Winter Lodge or the Ice Oasis in Redwood City for a few hours a week, but what's the point of being a billionaire if you have to actually share facilities with the public and can't just do whatever you please, neighbors be darned?
Jackson West personally thinks that hockey in California is an abomination of slow ice and dumb money.