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From: domainremoved <Nancy>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:13:59 -0800

Hello city council members,

I wanted to express my support for the goals identified in the City Council
2017 Work Plan Preparation document. I am proud to live in a city that
holds itself accountable to goals that will continue to help Menlo Park
residents be healthy, resilient, and thrive.

I recently heard of the council’s decision to focus its evaluation of
possible housing-related priorities on efforts that will not address the
artificially restricted supply of housing in the Menlo Park area.

I would like to see more multi-story apartments to reduce the unnecessary
constraints on housing supply, especially near key transit access
(Caltrain). This will also create a more vibrant downtown. I would like to
see the council address lax policies that allow landlords to evict tenants
quickly and without cause.

Now is the time for us to act. With incredible investment in jobs in Menlo
Park, we need to make sure the housing supply keeps up and does not force
people out of their homes, their communities, their jobs and livelihoods.

I want to show support for two issues in particular:
1) I am fully supportive of any plans to develop mixed-use
retail/commercial/residential units on Santa Cruz Avenue. I think this
creates vibrancy and promotes community.
2) I think we must consider options that tackle root cause, such as rent
control and “just cause” eviction, in addition to dramatically increasing
new housing stock.

As housing demand grows with the rapid influx of very high wage jobs, we
need to ensure that our community stays healthy, access to more affordable
housing will help all our residents thrive.

Thank you for hearing my concerns,

Nancy Larocca Hedley
Partridge Avenue
Received on Thu Jan 26 2017 - 10:17:15 PST

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