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Re: Can we please clean up the garbage?

From: domainremoved <Monica>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:53:00 -0700

Thanks Kirsten. I have been in touch with Alex McIntyre today. Hoping we
can resolve this soon.


On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Kirsten Keith <kkeith_at_(domainremoved)

> Hello Monica,
> Yes, I understand your frustration. The city may contact Caltrans to
> request a cleanup. I will also forward your email to Caltrans.
> Best regards,
> Kirsten
> On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Monica Montefiore <
> m.mountainflower_at_(domainremoved)
>> Hello Richard, Kirsten, Peter, Ray and Catherine,
>> My name is Monica Montefiore. I am a relatively new and extremely proud
>> resident of Belle Haven in Menlo Park. And as much as I love coming home to
>> this peaceful neighborhood, I am disgusted by the spectacle that is the
>> Willow Road East exit off the 101. I don't know how long it has been this
>> way, but this is one of the worst kept stretches of roadway that I have
>> ever witnessed.
>> I've attached 2 of over 20 photos I took on August 31. I have never seen
>> so much garbage on a road in my life. It has become a literal dumping
>> ground for people's refuse. Tonight I saw what looked like a piece of a
>> windshield on the right hand side of the Willow East off ramp. One of the
>> images I've attached shows a baby stroller sitting atop a large pile of
>> other household items just a little further down the same side of that exit
>> (Image 174653). These are just two examples of what seems like an unending
>> trail of waste on both sides of this exit. And I'm sure this isn't the only
>> exit plagued by a disregard for civil decency.
>> It's frustrating enough to have to sit for sometimes up to 20 min on that
>> exit, fighting the rush hour traffic to try to get home after a long day at
>> work - only to be faced by other people's trash as far as the eye can see.
>> What kind of an impression does this leave for the thousands of people that
>> drive through Menlo Park every day?
>> Who is responsible for maintaining this section of the road? I am
>> wondering if there is anything we can do to improve this situation. Maybe
>> initiate a campaign to educate people on the consequences of illegal
>> dumping? Or organize a volunteer group made up of Menlo Park residents to
>> clean up the garbage periodically? I am more than happy to help with any
>> clean up efforts. I am willing to do my part to address this issue as I
>> believe it is a major contributor to the negative perception of this
>> neighborhood.
>> This display of disrespect for the community and the environment
>> undermines all the great efforts that people like you are trying to make to
>> improve the quality of life in our City.
>> Any light you can shed on this situation and how we can address it as a
>> community would be greatly appreciated.
>> Sincerely,
>> Monica Montefiore
Received on Thu Oct 20 2016 - 19:58:11 PDT

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