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Re: Pope Chaucer Bridge

From: Keith, Kirsten <"Keith,>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:15:42 -0800

Dear Mr. And Mrs. Doniger,

Thank you for your email. I wholeheartedly agree with you that there are many other options to look at besides the two options the Santa Clara Valley Water District recently proposed. Fortunately, they agree with us, too.

The SFCJPA EIR will analyze all options. We look forward to a continuing analysis and discussion with everyone to reach a solution that protects the sensitive, wonderful habitat of the creek that we all know and love, while providing increased flood protection. Thank you for writing to us.

Kirsten Keith
Council Member & Former Mayor
City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

On Feb 2, 2014, at 9:09 PM, "Ken and Chris Doniger" <c.k.doniger_at_(domainremoved)

We are writing to protest the plans to armor the creek around the proposed
Pope-Chaucer bridge replacement.
Both bridge replacements proposed by the SFCJPA involve armoring of the creek banks both upstream and
downstream. The armoring is independent and not essential to the construction of the bridge.
Armoring (also called riprap) involves covering the banks with large rocks thus destroying all of the vegetation
on the banks including the large trees at the top.
These trees and the creek habitat add great esthetic value to those of us who live near the bridge and add value to the properties
near the creek.
We strongly oppose any part of a bridge plan that destroys more trees than are necessary for the direct replacement of the
bridge structure itself.
This is a problem that needs a more creative approach than the standard bridge design tools.

Ken and Christine Doniger
118 Pope St.
Menlo Park, CA
650.326.0598
Received on Mon Feb 03 2014 - 11:15:33 PST

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