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Re: Flood Protection Resolution

From: Keith, Kirsten <"Keith,>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:37:30 -0700

Dear Ms. Rocchio,

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 Jun 2, 2014, at 9:30 AM, "Rocchio, Judith" <judy_rocchio_at_(domainremoved)

Please remove "floodwalls" from the resolution below! San Francisquito Creek is the last free flowing creek from the Santa Cruz Hills to the SF Bay. I and my neighbors would like to keep it that way!

"If sufficient funding becomes available in the future, a 1 percent [“100-year”] flood protection project upstream of Highway 101, including some combination of: modifications to the University Avenue and Middlefield Road bridges; upstream detention; underground bypass channels; and floodwalls, could be constructed."

​Best Regards,
Judy Rocchio​

Judy Rocchio
Air Quality - Natural Sounds - Dark Night Skies
Natural Resources Division
Pacific West Region
National Park Service
333 Bush Street Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Received on Tue Jun 03 2014 - 13:35:14 PDT

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