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Negotiate a better deal for Menlo Park residents

From: Claudia Brooks <"Claudia>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:34:18 -0700

Dear City Council,

I subscribe to the views expressed by the Save Menlo Park advocates, and
also ask that you please negotiate a better deal on behalf of Menlo Park
residents on the Stanford Middle Plaza project. Development is part of city
life and fashioning of a vibrant community. Development should, however, be
reasonable and standards should not be compromised. Moreover, it is the
duty of the City's leaders to not permit the community to be taken advantage
of by any developers -commercial or otherwise.

Stanford's Current Proposed Agreement:

- does not meet Stanford's own traffic reduction and monitoring standards in
Santa Clara county

- does not meet Stanford's own environmental sustainability standards on

- 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) )

*Please ensure that Stanford MEETS or EXCEEDS the above standards.*


Claudia Brooks




Claudia Brooks

114 Sand Hill Circle

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Tel: (650) 854-2776

Mobile: (650) 740-7766

Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 11:40:41 PDT

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