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Council Districting

From: domainremoved <Glen>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:19:32 -0700

Council Members

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce has actively participated in the process of establishing Districting maps for the City Council to review and take action on. Chamber representatives have attended all the Advisory Districting Committee meetings that were held over the past few months In addition the Chamber of Commerce developed a five District map (5-019) that was submitted to the Committee in an attempt to ensure the business community along with residents are fairly represented.

Even though the Chamber’s map was not selected by the Advisory Districting Committee (the map was seriously considered by the Committee) it appears that the five District Map, 5-007a that has been submitted to the Council adequately represents both the business and residential communities. With that said the Chamber has reviewed the map very carefully and has the following recommended changes in order of priority to District Map 5-007a for City Council consideration:

1. El Camino Real: Bifurcate El Camino Real, between San Francisquito Creek and Ravenswood Ave, allocating the east side to District 3, and west side to District 4. This change properly aligns the two districts placing future rail changes, such as grade separations, bike/pedestrian crossings, a potential shoefly for construction and any other resulting implications from High-Speed Rail in District 3 where residential properties are closely located to the rail line. This boundary is a “zero” population area and will not create statistical change.

2. Downtown: Extend the District 3 downtown border from Crane to University Avenue to better reflect the business district.

Thank you for your consideration

Glen Rojas
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Received on Tue Mar 20 2018 - 19:21:46 PDT

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