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Newsrack Ordinance

From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2019 17:32:25 -0700

Hi Mr. Curtin,

As the Newsracks located downtown make one of the largest eyesores that residents, shoppers, merchants, property owners and others see it would be helpful to know what the word SOON means?

The racks continue to be damaged, empty, laden with graffiti, abandoned, different colors, in some cases unsafe locations, etc.

Kindly provide me an update on their status.

I’d be happy to help with the project, if needed, as I’m sure others would be too. Publishers, distribution companies, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Group and others have all chimed in on this long overdue and badly needed project.

The goal is for the Downtown area to be one in which we can take a sense of pride, for the Downtown merchants to thrive and have a decent and respectable place for citizens to shop.

Respectfully, Jim

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> From: "Curtin, Clay J" <cjcurtin_at_(domainremoved)
> Date: October 30, 2018 at 10:46:55 AM PDT
> To: 'Jim Lewis' <jimlewis_at_(domainremoved)
> Cc: "Jerome-Robinson, Starla L" <slrobinson_at_(domainremoved)
> Subject: Newsrack Ordinance
>
> Hello Mr. Lewis,
>
> The newsrack ordinance was not approved by the City Council and will be coming back for review in the near future.
>
> -Clay Curtin
>
>
> Clay J. Curtin
> Assistant to the City Manager
> City Hall - 2nd Floor
> 701 Laurel St.
> tel 650-330-6615
> menlopark.org
>
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> From: Jim Lewis [mailto:jimlewis_at_(domainremoved)
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:32 AM
> To: Flegel, Nicolas A. <naf_at_(domainremoved)
> Cc: Jerome-Robinson, Starla L <slrobinson_at_(domainremoved)
> Subject: Newsrack Ordinance
>
> Hi Mr. Flegel,
>
> At your convenience, could you give me an update on the status of the Menlo Park - Newsrack Ordinance?
>
> I attended several of the early meetings and was excited that the problems related to the newsracks, such as Graffiti, Damaged Racks, Abandoned Racks, etc. would soon be taken care of - but alas, it seems like a year has gone by and the appearance of the racks are the same - or worse.
>
> Now that the Ordinance has been approved by the City Council, can the city authorize interested publishers and distribution companies to self-regulate? At one time, they volunteered to do so, asking for a few months to accomplish the task. I'm not sure their interest is still there.
>
> Thanks, Jim
Received on Fri Apr 05 2019 - 17:27:59 PDT

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