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From: domainremoved <Ann>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:22:46 -0700

Dear City Council

Please negotiate a better deal on behalf of Menlo Park residents on the
Stanford Middle Plaza project. There remain many unanswered questions, such
as the following:

Does the present agreement meet Stanford's own traffic reduction and
monitoring standards in Santa Clara county ? If not, why should it not meet
those standards?

Does this project meet Stanford's own environmental sustainability
standards for its own campus? If not, is there a clear explanation why not?
Does Stanford meet those standards for its developments in Palo Alto? If it
does, why not in Menlo Park?

The proposed support for Menlo Park schools is insufficient to provide
education for the students this project will add. In addition, the support
provided by other peer institutions far outweighs the paltry amounts
suggested. What support does Stanford pay to Santa Clara towns or the
county to support Stanford projects there? Menlo Park should know what
these numbers are and, if this proposal is not even meeting those amounts,
ask why not.

And, Stanford’s contribution to the bike/pedestrian bridge over the tracks
should be 50%. Given the added traffic and congestion, that’s a very
reasonable request.

Please ask and get answers to these questions before approving this deal.
Menlo Park residents will pay for the traffic, pay for the educational
services, pay for fire and police, yet will not even get compensation
sufficient to cover any of these. We have lived with these eyesores for
years, we can certainly last a little longer in the interest of a fair deal.

Ann N James
205 Princeton Road,
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Mobile: 650-804-9338 <(650)%20804-9338>
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 15:22:03 PDT

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