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Stanford Middle Plaza -Negotiate a better deal for Menlo Park residents

From: domainremoved <Nancy>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:46:11 -0700

Dear City Council,

Please negotiate a better deal on behalf of Menlo Park residents on the
Stanford Middle Plaza project. Now is the time to address the significant
impacts this project will have on our city.

Stanford's Current Proposed Agreement:

- does not meet Stanford's own traffic reduction and monitoring standards
in Santa Clara county; why should Menlo Park accept lower standards than
Stanford meets already ?

- does not meet Stanford's own environmental sustainability standards on
campus ; ditto above

- does not meet standard payments in lieu of taxes of universities their
host cities.

((ie: Harvard provides $4.5 million per year to the City of Cambridge.
Yale pays $7.5M to New Haven per year. Currently Stanford only proposes
to provide $100K per year to the City to offset the impact to local public
schools) ) .

Impacts of this development goes way beyond school impacts, which are not
insignificant; TRAFFIC, fire and police resources, transportation both N/S
& E/W. This development will be forever in it's impacts. Please make
mitigation where possible, and ongoing monetary commitment where not able
to mitigate ( since that horse is pretty much out of the barn already,
sadly) , a more impactful monetary amount, on par with other

Our ask: *Please ensure that Stanford MEETS or EXCEEDS the above


Nancy Hosay

325 Linfield Place

Menlo Park, CA
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 11:19:29 PDT

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