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Re: 30-year flood project, Floodwalls

From: Keith, Kirsten <"Keith,>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:23:46 -0700

Dear Ms. Roleder,

Thank you for writing to express your concern with floodwalls upstream (west) of Highway 101. Please know that I share your concern. When this issue was raised previously, I expressed my belief that floodwalls would have severe negative impacts to our neighborhood and that they are a non-starter.

Please also know that tonight<x-apple-data-detectors://0> the Menlo Park City Council is NOT considering action related to floodwalls or any other potential work UPSTREAM of Highway 101.

Tonight<x-apple-data-detectors://1>, the only action we are considering is whether to authorize the City Manager to sign an agreement that enables the construction of a project on the creek between the Bay and Highway 101 separating Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. There are planned floodwalls for this Bay-Highway 101 portion that has seen repeated flooding, and this issue has been extensively discussed and agreed to by those cities.

Again, thank you for your email. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Kirsten Keith
Council Member & Former Mayor
City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

On May 31, 2014, at 10:26 AM, "Amy Roleder" <amyprnergo_at_(domainremoved)

Dear City Council Members:

You will be voting soon on the 30-year flood project funding and a 100-year project floodwall option next week.

I am asking you, my elected officials, to vote against the use of Floodwalls for the project.

Creating flood walls will cause the removal of 3 miles of beautiful trees along the creek bed. These trees house many native creatures, these are native trees and bushes, and they also add aesthetic beauty to the area.

 Please modify the resolution by deleting “and floodwalls” from the resolution, so it would read:
"If sufficient funding becomes available in the future, a 1 percent flood protection project upstream of Highway 101, including some combination of: modifications to the University Avenue and Middlefield Road bridges; upstream detention and underground bypass channels, could be constructed."

Thank you,
Amy Rolder
Durham St., Menlo Park
Received on Tue Jun 03 2014 - 13:21:20 PDT

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