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BootUp Ventures' Use Permit Application / Zoning Violations

From: domainremoved <Andres>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 14:20:04 -0700

Dear City Council Member Catherine Carlton and Mayor Ray Mueller,

BootUp Ventures just applied for a use permit revision application. This
permit only adds insult to injury. BootUp has constantly violated both
their C1 zoning rules and the City noise ordinances for 3 years. BootUp
has been assaulting the peace and quiet of the neighborhood since its
inception with hundreds of events and parties without a single permit. We
have reported these public nuisances to the City Council members and many
other City staff on numerous times. We presented along with our attorney at
the City Council urging the City to take action on December 12, 2017.

Mrs. Carlton and Mr. Mueller, you both welcomed BootUp into our
neighborhood with full knowledge of BootUp’s business intentions. You have
expressed excitement and interest in having BootUp’s business in Menlo Park
and you seem to know well both its founders. You both traveled to India
with BootUp’s founder Mukul Agarwal in 2015 to garner businesses for the
City. These established business connections are still active today, and
surely BootUp Ventures is somehow involved in these business transactions.
You both have also known of BootUp’s violations and the noise and
disturbances caused to the neighbors all this time, and yet, you haven’t
tried to resolve this situation. You appear to be biased or have a
conflict of interest in this matter. Your lack of action has only
benefited BootUp to the detriment of the surrounding neighbors. This is a
disservice to the community.

The neighbors’ quality of life and enjoyment of their homes cannot continue
to be sabotaged in this manner. This ongoing situation with BootUp is both
unfair and highly disruptive to our lives. This permit, if approved, will
not resolve the situation but only worsen it. Given your relationship with
BootUp and its founders, and given your interest in BootUp’s business, it’s
time that you actively lead the effort to resolve this situation. The City
of Menlo Park needs to deny BootUp’s permit. You wouldn’t think twice if
your families’ and your lives were the ones affected by this constant
conflict and nuisance. You need to compel BootUp to respect our
neighborhood and to find the proper venue in the proper zoning area
somewhere else to organize their events. BootUp’s current location and
zoning area at 68 Willow Rd are not suitable for events.


Andres Mediavilla
Received on Sun May 19 2019 - 14:14:55 PDT

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