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From: domainremoved <JimLewis_at_>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:42:39 -0500

Honorable Mayor and Council Members:
Would you consider re-establishing the Menlo Park Art Commission? It's
authorized in the Municipal Code, it previously was active and beneficial and
has the potential of making a significant difference in the lives of the
community, enhancing the quality of life for those that work, live and play
Almost every city in America, from California to New York, provides for an
Art Commission for their community. Menlo Park does not. To the north,
even Atherton, 1/4 your size, has an Art Commission, as does Redwood City
through San Francisco. To the south, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale all
provide this for their community.
Culturally, you have some explaining to do. Why oh why have you turned your
 back to this important service to the community? There are many citizens
qualified and interested to be on the commission. You should have no
trouble filling the seven positions. The cost is minimal, and the benefits are
The City Council has a Goal Setting session coming up at the end of the
month. Please discuss this request. Keep in mind, even the Economic
Development Plan includes a recommendation for a more active art program. The
foundation for its inclusion is well established. The choice is now yours to make.
Received on Sat Jan 14 2017 - 17:46:08 PST

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