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Unprecedented Agenda Planning Commission

From: domainremoved <gabrielle>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:27:56 -0700

Planning Commission Members:
The agenda for this coming June 20 meeting is most disturbing. It seems impossible for you to review two very complicated land use plans plus a study session in one night. It makes no sense to have these issues on the agenda and at a time when the Chair, who is also a General Plan Advisory Committee Member, plans to be absent, due to her summer vacation schedule.

I urge you to remove the Facebook topics and focus on the General Plan. The sooner you complete the General Plan process, the more informed your review can be when taking other projects under submission. Together, the documents total more than 9,000 pages and that does not include the Staff Reports.

The General Plan is considered the constitution for future growth for every city. Growth affects employee population, resident population, air and water quality, traffic, the San Francisco Bay, housing, waste, the city's carbon footprint, and even school class room size. It has been 22 years since the last General Plan was adopted. The world has changed. Menlo Park has changed. We are now under pressure from the insatiable romance of property owners and developers to make a profit. Your advice to the Council must be thoughtful and wise.

To review either the General Plan or Facebook Draft EIRs without the reading the comments from the public, that are not due for another 20 days, seems dismissive of the gravity of the issues.

While both these issues have moved along for the past year, do not now cheat yourselves, the Council and the public by rushing your review on one night.

Brielle Johnck
Menlo Park
Received on Thu Jun 16 2016 - 09:33:18 PDT

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