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Negotiate better deals for Menlo Park residents on ALL development, and mitigate traffic

From: domainremoved <Ross>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:27:25 +0000 (UTC)

Dear City Council,
Please negotiate a better deal on behalf of Menlo Park residents on the Stanford Middle Plaza project.  
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 campus - 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.
Existing neighborhoods are already swamped with cut-through traffic from existing development; the Stanford project will only exacerbate the problem. Please implement remedial measures to preserve Menlo Park's quality of life.
The City Manager should be instructed for all major projects, to mail to all residents a condensed impact statement highlighting effects on school classroom size, traffic impacts (especially on residential streets) and other key metrics. Most residents have neither the time nor skill to wade through dense EIRS in order to determine adverse effects of developments.
Ross Wilson
Woodland Avenue, Menlo Park
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 13:17:17 PDT

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