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RE: COMPLAINT

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 14:07:29 -0700

Hi Janet,
Thank you for the feedback. The first Saturday of every month an exotic car show will be taking place in the morning on Santa Cruz Avenue. I have received reports that retailers are actually seeing an increase in foot traffic as a result of the show. While I realize that if everyone drove high performance exotic cars that would be counter to the goals and objectives of alternative transportation, the reason the show is fun and interesting because the vast majority of people do not own such vehicles. I have spoken with the City's economic development manager, and the City will also be pursuing bike rally events downtown as well. The ultimate goal is to stage events that increase foot traffic in off peak hours with the resulting effect of supporting local businesses by creating a vibrant location that always has entertainment for our community to enjoy. All that being said, I realize this approach on an ongoing basis is somewhat new to our City, and there are kinks to be worked out. I really appreciate the e
mail.

With best regards,
Ray Mueller
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From: Janet Davis [jadjadjad_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:46 PM
To: _CCIN; Mueller, Raymond; Cat Carlton; Keith, Kirsten
Cc: steve schmidt
Subject: COMPLAINT

This morning (Saturday, May 3) I tried to get to the City Center. The whole downtown area was in chaos with cars zipping through the parking lots trying to find a way around the blockade of Santa Cruz Ave. This main thoroughfare was blocked off by a bunch of exotic, high performance, extremely expensive, unkind-to-the-environment, cars. The irony was that just a block or two away the City had hung a huge banner advertizing BIKE TO WORK DAY. Apparently this nuisance is going to occur every month. One has to wonder why? It certainly does not contribute to the city's economy since, for example McClarens [?] are located in Los Altos. It is unlikely that Santa Cruz merchants are going to benefit since the road is blocked. It is an extreme inconvenience to anyone trying to get around in downtown. If people want to look at these ridiculous cars there must be a better place for it than in the middle of a major road.
Received on Sat May 03 2014 - 14:05:46 PDT

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