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Stanford project

From: domainremoved <Maura>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:21:43 +0000 (UTC)

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. ((i.e., 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 go way beyond school impacts, which are not insignificant; TRAFFIC, fire and police resources, transportation both N/S & E/W. This development will impact Menlo Park forever. 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 substantial monetary amount, on  par with other municipalities/Universities.

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

Sincerely, M. L. Morey911 Cloud Ave.Menlo Park, CA 
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 11:44:05 PDT

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