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Oppose Main Library Project - Support Green Building Standards - Support County Bike/Ped

From: domainremoved <Betsy>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 14:55:07 -0700

Dear Councilmembers,
 
We oppose the proposal to build a new central library at this time. Our general thoughts on this:
The main library works fine; replacement is not a priority
Belle Haven needs a new library
Resources are scarce and should be focused on the most pressing needs, especially transportation safety/congestion, affordable housing and the environment
Main library project creates unnecessary debt for the city
Menlo Park needs to commit to a smaller number of large projects that can be accomplished more efficiently, and get them right the first time. Attempting to process many large projects at the same time strains staff, community (and council), leads to project fatigue with poor community input, suboptimal outcomes for the entire city.
 
We strongly support modern green building standards for all municipal projects.
 
Finally, we support increasing the funding in the San Mateo County transportation ballot measure allocated to bike/pedestrian projects to 10% by decreasing the amount spent on highway projects. County bike/ped funding is badly needed to address major safety gaps.
 
Thank you,
Betsy and Horace Nash
Received on Tue May 22 2018 - 14:56:14 PDT

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