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Concerns with new General Plan draft Guiding Principles

From: domainremoved <Kelly>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:06:34 +0000

Dear City Council and Planning Commission,

Please allow more time for public input on the new proposed General Plan guiding principles. A lot of excellent community work went into the 1994 General Plan Principles, and they contain important community values and protections that are not captured in the newly-proposed General Plan Principles. For example, the 1994 Principles include the following:

"Minimizes traffic congestion on city streets and limits through traffic in residential neighborhoods through sound land use planning."

And:

"Maintains and enhances the residential quality of life in the city by emphasizing development which has a human scale and is pedestrian friendly."

And:

"Minimizes the adverse impacts of development on the city's public facilities and services."

The newly-proposed General Plan Principles do not capture these values and protections of our residential quality of life. And a single community meeting on December 18 is not sufficient for adopting new development principles that will cause such a significant change to the character of Menlo Park.

Thank you for your consideration.
-- Kelly Fergusson
    Former Mayor



Received on Tue Dec 09 2014 - 19:00:48 PST

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