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Pope-Chaucer Bridge Replacement

From: domainremoved <David>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:30:25 -0800

Hi,
My wife and I recently purchased our home in the Willows, about a block
from the bridge. One of the things that attracted us to the neighborhood
was both the natural beauty of the creek watershed and the bridge.

The two main proposed SCVW alternatives (#1 and #2 on this
chart<http://2savetheoaks.blogspot.com/2014/02/project-alternatives.html>)
up for consideration are unacceptable to us - even though as property
owners we would benefit from the extra protection against 100-year floods.
 We would much rather see #3 on the above chart or something similar
pursued. Something clearly needs to be done and we would support a series
of minor bridge upgrades - along with upstream diversion and other
remediation (such as periodic dead brush clearing along the creek bed).

Flood walls and creek ecosystem degradation would destroy the character of
the neighborhood and lower property values. More importantly, it would
impact the quality of life we enjoy. We urge you to propose alternatives
that better balance ecosystem protection and quality of life with public
safety. Surely there's a better way.

Thanks,
Dave and Megan G
Received on Mon Feb 10 2014 - 18:30:26 PST

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