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Library project

From: domainremoved <Rachel>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:48:06 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

As a concerned citizen of Menlo Park, I strongly urge you to graciously turn down Mr. Arrillaga's current library offer. While free money is tempting to accept, please consider the following:

I am concerned that moving forward with this project will further postpone and/or displace other city priorities that have already been established and are in motion (or soon to be). Presumably, these priorities have been set taking into account the needs and input of our citizens.

While an updated and expanded library would be wonderful to have, our current library is certainly sufficient for now--this is not a pressing need or priority area for our town, if it pushes out other much needed projects--including projects that directly impact the safety and wellbeing of our children (among other things!).

I will keep my letter short, but please know that I feel strongly that moving money and staff resources away from our town's current priority areas in order to fund the rest of the library project is wrong both for process reasons and because it's not addressing what we need to focus on most right now.

Also, while I won't take the time to reiterate them all here, I wholeheartedly agree with and support the points expressed by Jennifer Wolosin in her letter to you sent on 8/20/17.

Thank you for your consideration.

Rachel Rosner
Menlo Park Resident
Received on Mon Aug 21 2017 - 07:50:22 PDT

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