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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:27:54 -0400

Honorable Mayor and Council Members,
Earlier this year the City Council held a STUDY SESSION on the topic of
Downtown Parking. The consultants report had several suggested ACTION ITEMS,
along with some RECOMMENDATIONS from council members to city staff.
As a result, are there plans to place this important topic on the City
Council AGENDA as a regular business item?
My sense is, the
1) GENERAL PUBLIC would like to see some changes.
2) Some members of the CITY COUNCIL would like to see some changes.
3) The MENLO PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are likely to want to see come
4) LOCAL BUSINESSES would certainly like to see an increase in business
5) EMPLOYEES no doubt have some strong opinions on this topic.
6) Most importantly, CUSTOMERS, that is, paying customers, would like to
see some changes.
One only needs to look at the success of business and customer satisfaction
 in Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Carlos and other cities, as
the whole idea of parking rules are to encourage economic activity which in
turn results in JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.
One citizen TODAY received a parking ticket after only 1 hour and 10
minutes, in a two hour zone. Aggressive enforcement serves the needs of no one
at all. White line parking is at an all time high, with over 800 tickets per
year issued in year 2012 and 2013.
We can kick the can down the road and let next year's council deal with
this issue, or is this an issue that THIS YEAR'S CITY COUNCIL can deal with i
n the foreseeable future? Thank you for your time and courtesy.
Received on Wed Jul 09 2014 - 16:24:56 PDT

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