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Is Office Capped in Connectmenlo?

From: domainremoved <Brielle>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:18:30 -0700

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Council,
Below is a thread of emails starting on October 9 with one to City Attorney William McClure, then to Assistant City Manager Justin Murphy and last to Senior Planner Deanna Chow inquiring as to how Council resolved the August 6, 2018 Staff alert regarding office caps in the General Plan being reached and soon to be exceeded.

I have not received a response from any to whom I wrote. There were 4 options suggested in the Staff Report and I am unable to find which of the 4 was chosen or if all were rejected for a 5th solution. Would one of you be so kind as to inform me as to on what basis the City is proceeding on the office proposed and in the queue as referenced in the Staff Report.

To refresh your memory:
https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/08/07/menlo-park-proposed-growth-along-bay-far-outpaces-expectations

I have heard that the office caps are now being treated as guidelines, which apparently can be redefined administratively. I’d appreciate a response.

Sincerely,
Brielle Johnck


Begin forwarded message:

From: gabrielle johnck <gabriellejohnck_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Fwd: Connectmenlo office cap problem
Date: October 22, 2019 at 12:57:40 PM PDT
To: dmchow_at_(domainremoved)
Cc: "bnash_at_(domainremoved)

Hello Deanna,
Below are two emails: one to Mr. McClure and the other to Mr Murphy on October 9, 2019. As you can read, I am trying to understand the handling of the caps in connectmenlo. I have attached the August 6, 2018 Staff Report which includes the 4 options presented to the Council regarding the non-residential caps reaching their limit.

I have followed this issue for over a year and cannot find which of the 4 options the Council chose. There are some City Council Members who believe that they were told by Staff and/or Mr. McClure that the caps are merely guidelines and all the developments in the chart in the August 6, 2018 Staff Report may go forward. Is this your understanding and can you point me to the council meeting when that opinion was made?

I appreciate any help you can give me regarding my question.

Brielle Johnck

Begin forwarded message:

From: gabrielle johnck <gabriellejohnck_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Connectmenlo office cap problem
Date: October 9, 2019 at 10:17:39 AM PDT
To: Justin I C Murphy <jicmurphy_at_(domainremoved)

Hi Justin,
Bill is out of the office today. Is there a Planner who can answer my question below? Or can you forward this inquiry to the authority on this issue.
Thank you,
Brielle

Begin forwarded message:

From: Brielle Johnck <gabriellejohnck_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Connectmenlo CAP problem
Date: October 9, 2019 at 10:13:53 AM PDT
To: "William L. McClure" <wlm_at_(domainremoved)

Hi Bill,
I am at a loss to find out how the connectmenlo cap problem was resolved. Of the 4 options, which did the City take? I get a different answer from each person I ask. Did you find away around the need to amend the General Plan?
Any help would be great.
Brielle

https://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/18265/I3---ConnectMenlo-Dev-Cap
Received on Thu Oct 31 2019 - 12:10:32 PDT

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