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FW: Subject: _Willow Road Heads Up – Support a city wide development moratorium – Attend the June 11th City Council meeting.

From: The Huie Foundation <"The>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:54:27 -0700

I grew up at my parent's home on Willow Rd. I'm now living in RWC but visit my parents who are now in the mid and late 90s.


Sadly, 911 was called and dad was taken to the ER yesterday, so I'm not able to attend the meeting tonight and just found out about it.


I do see that there's a lot of traffic obviously on Willow and yet I've noticed less blockage since the new overpass has been built. I'd like to see a plan that balances both traffic flow as well as safety without disrupting the neighborhood. My ultimate suggestion is to tunnel under Willow and create underground passages (think Elon Musk's tunnerlling project).. This can be implemented without disturbing current roadways using his Boring machines.


I support a moratorium until alternative and innovative solutions can be studied. I would have loved to attend tonights meeting if I could, but I need to take care of mom and dad at this time.


Thank you for your attention.


~Keith Huie



Making America GREAT Again!




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From: Betsy Nash <betsynashcouncil_at_(domainremoved)
To: Betsy Nash <betsynashcouncil_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 8:11:47 PM PDT
Subject: Development moratorium discussion -- June 11 Council meeting

Hi Neighbors,

On Tuesday June 11th the City Council will be considering 1) a citywide nonresidential development moratorium and 2) a broader development moratorium for the Bayside neighborhood – more details can be found in the staff report. Please consider attending and participating, and please send your thoughts on the proposal to city.council_at_(domainremoved)

In 2012 and 2016 Menlo Park adopted specific development caps for portions of the city that were supposed to cover development for more than 20 years. In the past few years, we have experienced a boom in office development and worsening traffic, jobs-housing imbalances, and quality of life. Now is an appropriate time to ask how much of our development caps have already been used up with projects built or in the pipeline, understand their traffic and other impacts, and set ourselves up to make better decisions about mitigating the impacts of current and future development. Temporary development moratoriums (nonresidential citywide and more comprehensive in Bayside) give us a chance to pause and assess our situation and possible policy responses.

I look forward to your input and a robust City Council discussion this Tuesday June 11th at 7pm in City Council Chambers (701 Laurel Street). Please forward this email widely and encourage others to share their views on city.council_at_(domainremoved)

Note Tuesday’s meeting is intended to provide direction to the City Attorney on whether or not to draft moratorium ordinances for the City Council’s consideration at a future meeting, and if such direction is provided, what should be considered for inclusion in the proposed ordinances. We need a 4/5 vote to proceed with this proposal, so your support is crucial.

Many thanks,
Menlo Park City Councilmember

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Received on Wed Jun 12 2019 - 09:07:42 PDT

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