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Re: Pope-Chaucer Bridge Replacement

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:53:43 -0800

Dear Mr. Gutelius,

Thank you for your email. Yes, I agree with you. All alternatives will be
studied in the EIR. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

On Monday, February 10, 2014, David Gutelius <gutelius_at_(domainremoved)

> 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 - 19:53:26 PST

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