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NO to the proposed irrigation well at Nealon or Jack Lyle Parks for the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club

From: domainremoved <Aaron>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:14:22 -0700

Dear City Council members,

I am writing to oppose further consideration of installation of an
irrigation well on public city land to draw water for a private golf and
country club that currently consumes 31% of Menlo Park City's irrigation
water. I see little overall public benefit from this agreement. I could see
some potential value in this arrangement if it was for a public golf
course, but I see no value in depleting the water table for Downtown,
Central, and Allied Arts residents, causing even more harm to the trees
(just look at the dead tops of the redwoods along El Camino Real) and
vegetation in our neighborhood so that members of a private club can enjoy
lush lawns while the community faces likely decades of recurring droughts.

In the event that the city does not agree that this is a wasteful, harmful,
and completely non-essential use of an extremely precious resource, and
decides to move forward with negotiations with the club over development of
this water source, then the least we should accept in turn is access to the
club's greens, tee times, and facilities for all Menlo Park residents.
Otherwise, other then degrade the condition of the trees in our
neighborhood, what does this do for the vast majority of Menlo Park's

Aaron M. Woolsey
825 Live Oak Ave., Apt. C
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Received on Mon Jun 02 2014 - 23:12:35 PDT

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