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Fwd: How will the elected leaders of the City of Menlo Park respond to this challenge?

From: domainremoved <Peter>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:45:41 -0700

Peter Carpenter
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> From: Peter Carpenter <peterfcarpenter_at_(domainremoved)
> Subject: How will the elected leaders of the City of Menlo Park respond to this challenge?
> Date: August 26, 2016 at 7:37:14 PM PDT
> To: Ray Mueller <menlo.commish.mueller_at_(domainremoved)
> Cc: Barbara Wood <bwood_at_(domainremoved)
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> For years the Fire District has tried to move forward with the replacement of Station 77 at 1467 Chilco in the Belle Haven area so that the new station could BOTH continue to respond to the needs of the Belle Haven community AND also respond to the significant new developments that have already been and are going to be permitted by the City of Menlo Park for the M 2 area.
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> As you can read in this Staff Report (http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/22dvqhxn453pb00d22es44th/31327708262016071146855.PDF <http://sire.menlofire.org/sirepub/cache/2/22dvqhxn453pb00d22es44th/31327708262016071146855.PDF>) the City of Menlo Park has totally ignored this issue and even make the ludicrous claim in the Draft M 2 EIR that the HUGE M 2 development will have NO impact on the Fire District.
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> Without a significantly expanded station, similar to the $12 million Station 2 that the Fire District just completed on University Ave in East Palo Alto with the FULL support of the City of East Palo Alto, any fire service demands created by new M 2 construction can only be met by diverting resources which currently serve the Belle Have area.
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> A new fire station would be paid for entirely by the Fire District and would cost the City of Menlo Park NOTHING yet the City continues to ignore this critical infrastructure problem. In fact by selling the Fire District the City of Menlo Park land on which Station 77 is located ( an essential ingredient to building a larger station) the City would MAKE MONEY.
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> Sadly the Fire District is far too familiar with the City’s lack of responsiveness to the importance of fire and emergency response facilities as was demonstrated by the City’s delaying the construction of a new Station 6 serving the downtown area by at least four years - a delay that cost the taxpayers over $1 million.
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> How will the candidates for the Menlo Park Council respond to this deplorable situation?
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> Peter Carpenter
> A three time elected Fire Board Director however this email is sent as an individual and NOT as representing either the Fire Board or the Fire District
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>> This motion was made, seconded, discussed at the Fire Board's August 25th meeting and then tabled until the Sept. 20th Fire Board meeting in order for the staff to attempt to obtain a firm commitment before Sept 20th from the City of Menlo Park regarding fully supporting an expanded Station 77:
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>> The Fire Board believes that it would be
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>> irresponsible and negligent for the City of Menlo
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>> Park to approve any new development in the M 2
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>> area until such time as a new fire station of
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>> adequate size and capability to serve such new
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>> development has been built and placed into
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>> service.
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Received on Fri Aug 26 2016 - 19:51:53 PDT

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