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San Mateo Drive Bridge - Mike Harding

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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:07:52 -0800


Dear Menlo Park City Council:


We are San Mateo Drive neighbors of Mike Harding who passed away in November
2013. Mike lived on San Mateo Dr. for the majority of his adult life. He
was well known to the residents as a true community volunteer demonstrating
both a generous and modest spirit.


Mike's dedication to Menlo Park and San Mateo County is well known to the
many cyclists and pedestrians who use the San Mateo Drive bridge which
crosses over the San Francisquito Creek. Using the unique grace and
modesty shown during his life, Mike was tireless in the effort to have the
bridge approved. His perseverance and patience calmed the concerns of
residents near the bridge which contributed to the successful approval for
this now popular asset to the neighborhood and the region.


We believe that naming the San Mateo Drive bridge for Mike Harding would be
a fitting tribute to his many years of contribution to the city. Mike was a
long standing member of the city's Bicycle Commission, the San Mateo County
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Silicon Valley Bicycle
Coalition. The council will undoubtedly be hearing from members of these
organizations who will join us in this request.


There would be no cost to the city because there has been a ground swell
from those who admired Mike and the task of raising funds for a plaque would
be handled by a private party.


We ask that the Council place our request on its agenda for consideration.


Thank you,


Caroline and Richard Melnicoff

840 San Mateo Drive

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Received on Mon Jan 20 2014 - 18:08:10 PST

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