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Re: MENLO PARK ART COMMISSION

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:54:54 +0000

Thank you for your email. This is something that I am planning on bringing
up.

Best regards.

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 5:42 PM <JimLewis_at_(domainremoved)

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> Honorable Mayor and Council Members:
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> Would you consider re-establishing the Menlo Park Art Commission? It's
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> authorized in the Municipal Code, it previously was active and beneficial
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> has the potential of making a significant difference in the lives of the
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> community, enhancing the quality of life for those that work, live and
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> Almost every city in America, from California to New York, provides
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> for an Art Commission for their community. Menlo Park does not. To the
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> north, even Atherton, 1/4 your size, has an Art Commission, as does
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> through San Francisco. To the south, Palo Alto, Mountain View and
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> Culturally, you have some explaining to do. Why oh why have you turned
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> qualified and interested to be on the commission. You should have no
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> filling the seven positions. The cost is minimal, and the benefits are
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> The City Council has a Goal Setting session coming up at the end of the
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> month. Please discuss this request. Keep in mind, even the Economic
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> Plan includes a recommendation for a more active art program. The
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> its inclusion is well established. The choice is now yours to
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Received on Sat Jan 14 2017 - 19:58:33 PST

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