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Please Provide More Housing

From: domainremoved <Gulaya>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:05:24 -0700

Dear Menlo Park City Council,

I live in Bellehaven in Menlo Park and have the luck of living right by my
office at Facebook. I’m writing in support of the general plan update
allowing 4,500 new housing units. I urge the City Council to approve the
general plan update with allowances for the full 4,500 additional units.

I have many co-workers that are commuting into the office from all over the
Bay Area: Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose. One of my coworkers
commutes from Tracy, CA, almost a THREE HOUR commute, *one way*. This is
because she simply can't afford housing near the office and she lives and
commutes from her parent's home.

While Facebook provides shuttles which reduces congestion, this is only a
band-aid to the real problem. The lack of housing. It seems unfair that
Menlo Park gets to reap the rewards of having a company like Facebook here
without also supporting the community, city, county and Bay area at large
with options for housing.

I urge the Council to recommend and approve the allowances for new housing
without any additional delay. Our city, county, and region is in the midst
of a decades long housing shortage and housing delayed is housing denied.


Gulaya Pizarro
Received on Fri Sep 02 2016 - 09:11:22 PDT

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