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Pope-Chaucer Bridge Replacement

From: domainremoved <Alan>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:12:41 -0800

Dear Jessica Collins -- Public Information Representative for the Santa
Clara Valley Water District, San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority,
Palo Alto City Council, Menlo Park City Council, and East Palo Alto City
Council c/o Ruben Abrica:

I've been a resident and owner of the house at 1025 Woodland Ave. for the
past seven years -- three houses downstream from the Pope-Chaucer bridge,
across the street from the creek. I strongly oppose the Santa Clara Valley
Water District Alternatives 1 and 2 for the Pope-Chaucer Bridge Replacement
Project because one of the main attractions for purchasing my home there
was the natural setting across the street. The creek as it is now is
beautiful and both of those alternatives would significantly diminish it
beauty. In addition, it is my understanding that if flood walls were to be
built, traffic noise would increase significantly because the noise from
passing traffic would reflect off the wall. The combination of ruining the
natural look and adding to the traffic noise would be a disastrous effect
for my family and me. I understand that something must be done to prevent
flooding there and am very concerned about the potential consequences if
that issue isn't addressed. This is why a 3rd alternative proposed by Jim
Wiley makes a lot of sense to me. With his plan we can address the
flooding issue *and* preserve the beautiful creek setting. I'm sure you
are aware of his plan so I don't feel the need to repeat it here -- please
let me know if you would like detailed information about his plan.

I urge all involved to please reconsider the two alternatives and give very
serious consideration to Jim Wiley's plan.

Thank you and regards,
Alan Whitson
Received on Fri Feb 14 2014 - 16:12:17 PST

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