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Re: Pope/Chaucer Bridge [We don't want flood walls!] - [read this one]

From: domainremoved <striffler>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:25:17 -0800

Clarification: I would like you to build the "30 year" bridge, then do NOT
build any flood walls. Thanks!!

-alex


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM, striffler <striffler_at_(domainremoved)

> Sorry, I had email problems. I'm resending because I want to make sure
> you get this.
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: striffler <striffler_at_(domainremoved)
> Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM
> Subject: Pope/Chaucer Bridge [We don't want flood walls!] - [read this one]
> To: city.council_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
> (...sorry, hit send too soon...)
>
> Hi City Council,
>
> Thank you for your esteemed service to our community.
>
> Please approve the new bridge, but ****Please don't approve any flood
> walls along the creek.**** We live on 1485 Woodland Ave, across from a
> heritage oak tree along the creek, and we would be devestated if you put up
> these flood walls.
>
> 1st. It would be a horrible impact to our community. The area would look
> horrible and house prices would drop because of the loss of the woodsy
> feel. Woodland is an entry corridor to the Willows and it would affect the
> rest of the willows too.
>
> 2nd. Flood walls aren't needed.
>
> a. Much remediation is being done downstream to mitigate backup in the
> creek.
> b. A new bridge will mitigate the pope/chaucer chokepoint.
>
> Therefore, the impact of storms altogether is mitigated and we won't have
> the same risk of the '89 flooding.
>
> 3rd. It's too expensive to build flood walls. If we ever have a real
> "doozy" of a storm, it would be more cost effective to simply pay one-time,
> as-needed, costs for onsite mitigation with sandbags, etc. Remember, this
> might only happen once in 100 years from now. Why pay flood walls for 100
> years, when the threat only occurs once.
>
> In summary, the flood walls would be a terrible detriment to our community
> and home values. They are not needed since we can mitigate the flooding
> via the downstream efforts and the new bridge. And finally, the flood
> walls are too expensive for what we really are going to get.
>
> You can always build the bridge and defer the flood walls for 5 years to
> measure/model the impact of the downstream and new bridge before rushing
> into the flood walls. Wait and evaluate.
>
> Thanks,
> Alex Striffler-Hernandez
> 650-462-1677
>
> 1485 Woodland Ave
> Menlo Park, CA 94025
>
>
>
>
Received on Tue Jan 28 2014 - 14:25:36 PST

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