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From: domainremoved <cmrstaylor_at_>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 21:57:50 -0700

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>> Mayor Keith,
>> I’m writing because I’m unable to attend tonight’s meeting. It’s very important that the following concerns are addressed tonight with the current residents of 1317-1385 Willow Road, Belle Haven neighbors and Mid-Peninsula Housing.
>> Dangerous street- It is negligent to put a public library on Willow Road. Willow Road is a major artery to the Dumbarton Bridge and 101. Over 77,000 cars pass daily. Just this Saturday a resident of Hollyburne turning right on Willow Road from Ivy was hit broadside by a drunk driver and almost died.
>> Too many units - Multi family housing should be near transportation, services, and quality education.
>> Loss of Privacy for Current Residents - the 1300 block of Carlton Street will lose the privacy in their backyards. Placing a larger apartment house will lead to lowered property values and decreased quality of life. Would you want an apartment house with 140 units directly behind your backyard?
>> Inadequate Parking- The issue of parking deserves more attention in this plan. A library and retail space needs more than 3 parking spaces.
>> BMR Funds - We feel the BMR funds should be used for housing, not for public services.
>> Housing developments should include units at low income, affordable, and market rates with no stigma as to which units are for any specific financial demographic. This should not be interpreted to mean that we support any increase in the number of units on this site.
>> A few questions:
>> What other sites has MidPen or the city been considering?
>> Why have projects not been put forward downtown near transportation?
>> Why have projects not been initiated in less populated parts of the city?
>> What is the city’s plan to explore other neighborhoods and other solutions?
>> I appreciate your giving attention to my concerns and I look forward to being a part of a creative solution.
>> Sincerely,
>> Cecilia Taylor
Received on Mon Jun 05 2017 - 22:02:00 PDT

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