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5 District Plan

From: domainremoved <Alejandro>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:55:03 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Honorable Members of the Menlo Park City Council

My name is Alejandro Vilchez and I am a resident of the Belle Haven neighborhood (1149 Howard Street). I have been a resident of this neighborhood since 2005 and my four children have attended and currently attend the surrounding schools, Beechwood School and Mid-Peninsula High School.

During my time here I have seen multiple changes in this small area of Menlo Park some of which have had both positive and negative impacts as it relates to housing affordability, traffic, city services, neighborhood vibrancy and advocacy. Despite the changes however I have been discouraged by the lack of political representation for this area; it’s residents, it’s history and human capital.

This is why I am writing to you to state that I support the 5 District Plan to ensure equitable representation of the Belle Haven neighborhood as the other 4 districts. I do not support a plan that would establish an at large mayor with a seven-member city council. Doing so will further decrease the lack of voice and choice of many Belle Haven residents from historically under-represented communities such Black, Brown, Pacific Islander, the undocumented and seniors.

Thank you for your commitment in serving ALL the residents of this city during the time of change and transformation.



Alejandro Vilchez, Principal
A V Consulting
Training / Facilitation / Violence Prevention / Community
(650) 544.7850

* https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandro-vilchez-208977113
Received on Mon Mar 19 2018 - 11:57:17 PDT

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