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Re: 4th police unit funding

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 19:31:21 +0000

Hi Eduardo,

Thank you for your email. I reached the same conclusion as you.

Best regards,
Kirsten
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:30 AM EDUARDO PELEGRI-LLOPART <
epelegrillopart_at_(domainremoved)

> Councilman Mueller, Chief Jonsen, members of the City Council:
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> We have lived in The Willows since 1998 and I attended yesterday’s city
> council meeting. I listened to the presentation by Chief Jonsen and the
> exchange with Councilman Mueller regarding the potential dynamics created
> by the offer by Facebook to provide temporary funding for ramping up a 4th
> police unit in Menlo Park.
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> I fully appreciate Mr. Mueller’s perspective regarding possible undue
> influence from Facebook, or the appearance of it. Personally, in this
> specific case, I am comfortable with Facebook’s offer. From a practical
> perspective, any attempts to influence or to gain undue advantage could
> lead to significant negative public relations impact, and it would impact
> FB directly. From a “fairness” perspective, the main reason behind the
> developments in that area is FB’s presence, so I see the funding as FB’s
> “fair” contribution to the changes they are creating in the area.
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> I wish the temporary funding had been considered as part of the
> development discussions but, since that phase has already ended, I think
> the offer is fair. I would consider it only a temporary, bridge, solution
> until the revenue from the new development is available to pay for the
> funding.
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> Thanks for listening.
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> Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart
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Received on Wed Mar 01 2017 - 11:34:05 PST

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