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Will you commit to a Belle Haven Master Plan?

From: domainremoved <Lynne>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:04:20 -0800

Hello Council,

I've just read over the emails sent to you for tonight's goal setting me. I
was very impressed with the ideas in Nathan Henderson's email. I agree
completely that a master plan is needed for Belle Haven.

While there was the Connect Menlo and Belle Haven Visioning efforts, these
were mostly efforts designed to get the BH residents to agree to higher
density in returm for benefits and ameneties they have yet to see. The
recent CAFR report also includes brief details about a even earlier plan to
develop Belle Haven in the form of the former Community Development Agency
that seems to mostly have benefitted developers.The piecemeal and
development-driven efforts in Belle Haven have not worked for the
residents. It''s time for new approaches driven by the community.

Would you consider the bold step of adding a Belle Haven Master Plan to
your 2019 goals? I suggest a Council-endorsed and a community-led process
to develop such a plan? I am confident that you would have ample applicants
for a Belle Haven master plan working committee.

Annielka Perez also writes persuasively on similar topics: the need for a
1) Belle Haven Library, 2) a Liveable Belle Haven, 3) Education and 4)
affordable housing that's spread across all of MP. I've known for some time
that the City has concentrated affordable housing in Belle Haven. This is
not only unethical, it's illegal according to the Fair Housing Act.

Miyko Harris-Parker also wries in support of a Belle Haven Library and a
more liveable Belle Haven. I agree with these comments too. Belle Haven
should be the City's top priority.

Lynne Bramlett
Received on Tue Feb 26 2019 - 19:00:56 PST

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