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Annexation request from residents of unincorporated West Menlo Park

From: domainremoved <Nate>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 21:11:16 -0700

Please annex our neighbors. One major benefit: Menlo Park will control a
good portion of Santa Cruz Ave. by annexing this parcel.

Other benefits to Menlo Park are less clear as the staff report indicates
that "The current property tax for the area is still in review .... however
it is not expected that the tax revenue would be enough to fund the
infrastructure improvements identified." We do wonder why a high/low
benefit analysis, including how long it would take to pay off the
infrastructure costs, could not be provided.

Regarding the infrastructure costs, our household is on Santa Cruz Ave (in
the city) and we have no expectation of "Install concrete valley gutters or
install vertical curb, gutter & sidewalk with storm drain upgrades" nor to
our knowledge, do any of our neighbors.

Please ask staff what the incremental cost of adding Sharon road to the
2017 Street Resurfacing project would be? Is that being bid at a fixed cost
per foot?

The staff report also mentions the Santa Cruz Ave/Alameda de las Pulgas
Corridor Improvement Study that is underway. The possibility exists to
annex many more houses if the city would agree to SAFE
<http://univpark.org/content/santa-cruzalameda-safety-everyone-safe>
recommendations for lane reconfiguration.

Thanks for your consideration,
Nate Gardner
Andrea Beylen
_at_(domainremoved)
Received on Mon Oct 09 2017 - 21:16:25 PDT

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