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Measure M

From: domainremoved <Nancy>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:06:46 -0700

As a resident of Menlo Park for six years I was disappointed when our
City Council voted to oppose Measure M. Oddly enough, they did not wait for the Stanford Traffic Study to be published--a report that took 6 months when it was promised within 6-8 weeks. It is as if they handed the developers a shovel and said “break ground” before the publication of the Traffic Study released in late September and the subsequent requirement for an Environmental Impact Study.
 By then, Measure M was accepted—a citizen’s initiative signed by at least 2500 voters to reduce office footage allowed by the City Council and redefine open space. The goal of Yes on Measure M is to support the more balanced development that was actually envisioned in the Specific Plan and ignored by the City Council.
This Council, more beholden to realtors and developers than the people who live here, broke ground in quite another and negative way: support and implementation of the Specific Plan for El Camino that failed to account for rush hour traffic congestion and gridlock that will occur when giant office buildings are erected. The original proposed development, by Stanford, in particular, was a balanced mix of retail, housing and office space that would enhance our small town, not diminish it. That vision is not even close to what our city officials have rallied behind with their No on Measure M support.

Nancy Wagner
Received on Tue Oct 07 2014 - 14:02:17 PDT

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