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Re: Opposition to Fire Station 77 Expansion Project

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:44:11 +0000

Hello Rose,

Thank you for your email regarding the Fire District’s plans to use eminent
domain to purchase private homes to expand Station 77 on Chilco Avenue. The
City has no power or authority over the District or their decision to use
eminent domain. That is their decision alone.

However, there are several areas where the City does have legal authority
over land use decisions in this instance. Any expansion of Station 77 onto
residential lots would require an amendment to the City’s General Plan,
rezoning the properties from residential R-1-U to public facility P-F, a
conditional use permit, architectural control, and possibly acquisition of
the parcel owned by the City that is currently leased to the District.

Such actions would require numerous public hearings by the City, including
hearings by the Planning Commission and the City Council. A decision to
amend the General Plan and the rezoning of the properties would require
City Council approval in its discretion.

At this time, since we have seen no definitive plans and no application for
any of the required approvals have been submitted, I am not in a position
to comment on the Fire District’s plans. However, I will note that the City
Council unanimously rejected any plan for the rebuilding of the Highway 101
overpass at Willow Road that required eminent domain.

If you have further questions, concerns, comments on this, or any other
topic, please feel free to contact me.


Kirsten Keith,
Mayor of Menlo Park

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM Rose B. <rb1014_at_(domainremoved)

> See Letter attached in opposition to the Proposal for Fire Station
> Expansion.
> Rose Bickerstaff, BHNA
> Resident
Received on Wed Mar 22 2017 - 17:46:32 PDT

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