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Extending my remarks from last night's Council meeting on I1 and I2

From: domainremoved <John>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:11:26 -0400

I left with the city clerk a package of materials prepared by Silicon Valley
Rising and the South Bay Labor Council.  The term sheet you approved last night
should insist that Facebook incorporate as employees a greater proportion of
the entry-level workers who will actually maintain the 962,000 sq. ft.
facility.  Any thing else ingrains economic inequality into public policy.   As
I noted in my original remarks, Menlo Park has 600 fewer African-Americans than
when Facebook moved to the city.  That speaks to the failure of past community
benefit agreements to mitigate the real impact.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discusses the structural impact of
infrastructure decisions in this town
hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oYVtI0jRlo
The proposed project would bring an number of employees equal to 20 percent of
the population of Menlo Park.  There is no way your city absorbs their housing.
  Based on the current employment practices of Facebook, fewer than 70 would be
African-American.  That makes the city an enabler for violation of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964.
Attaching a summary of a videoconference on environmental justice I provided
for Region 9 of EPA.  Frederick Jordan, P.E. is a pioneering environmental
engineer who recently advised Ward 5 residents in Las Vegas to intervene in a
hotel development on the Strip which would have negatively impacted a
low-income community.   He visited Facebook with Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010 and
noticed the lack of African-Americans such that he wrote Facebook founder Mark
Here are some of the responses to Facebook's assertion that it can not find
African-American workers.
Fictional Pipelines and the Terminally Unique
Talent https://shift.newco.co/invisible-talent-409a085bee9c#.6q87q9d38
The Big
Lie https://42hire.com/the-big-lie-tech-companies-and-diversity-hiring-f52fb82abfbf#.ue7r57prk
And the video on my Silicon Ceiling 15 study
For 30 years, Roy Clay Sr. has had a very simple community benefit program.
 He hired the people of Belle Haven for good paying jobs. That is a standard to
measure Facebook against.
I also ask you to join us with a resolution in support of naming the new
headquarters of the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency in St. Louis for
Roy Clay who grew up in naarby Kinloch.

John William Templeton
Executive Producer
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Received on Wed Jul 20 2016 - 06:19:40 PDT

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