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NO Menlo Park 3rd track

From: domainremoved <Kathryn>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:29:25 -0800

> City Council:
>
> I surely hope you will vote NO to a change in the City's policy which
> says only 2 rail tracks will be allowed in Menlo Park.
>
> The TA is essentially using blackmail to get a change in this policy
> and the City's staff recommended change is "wrong headed"
>
> First, I see no reason of another study of grade separation of
> Ravenswood. This Ravenswood intersection is a disaster for sure and
> must be changed. However, there is already a study (at least one)
> that has been performed. There is absolutely currently no funding
> possible to construct a grade separation. Another study should not
> be done until funding for construction is at least on the horizon.
>
> Second and really more to this point, there has been no proposal for
> any passing tracks to be run through Menlo Park. Passing tracks in
> Menlo Park make no sense on a operational basis, and have not been
> proposed to be placed here. So why are they saying the MP policy
> saying only 2 tracks, which is current City policy, is not acceptable
> for a grant to do another (in my mind un-needed ) study.
>
> My understanding is Mayor Meuller must recuse himself from this
> decision because of a conflict ( City Attorney McClure also to be recused).
>
> However, Mayor Meuller's conflict will expire shortly. ( I understand
> he could participate in about 1 month). Surely this decision should
> not be considered at this time when all the council members can
> participate by considering this matter later.
>
> Morris Brown
> Stone Pine Lane
> Menlo Park
Received on Mon Jan 13 2014 - 14:27:49 PST

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