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support preferred alternative / Fwd: Sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave.? Yes. But Which Plan?

From: domainremoved <Patrick>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:00:37 -0700

Hi, brief note to say that I support the preferred alternative after
having reviewed the choices.

I live on Cotton Street and have two boys at Oak Knoll (soon Hillview). I
walk by myself to and from downtown on Santa Cruz every morning, and with
my boys at least once (often twice) per weekend. We have had a couple of
close calls in the last 5 years, and I have twice seen cars narrowly avoid
children/teens (once a cyclist, once a child on a Razor scooter).

Thank you for considering this important matter.
Patrick Jabal

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From: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 10:22 PM
Subject: Sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave.? Yes. But Which Plan?
To: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)

 *Sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave.? Yes. But Which Plan?*

Fellow Residents,

How should sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave. be designed? On March 10 (this
Tuesday) the City Council will address that important question. Big
billboards on Santa Cruz herald this event, so expect a big response. The
object is to especially make Santa Cruz Ave safe for kids walking and
biking to school, especially to Hillview Middle School.

The Council will choose from 7 basic alternatives
<http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/6645> (scroll down to
Attachment B). The sidewalks will extend from Johnson Street to Oliver.

Note that:

· Twenty-four (24) properties on the north side and 27 properties
on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue are potentially affected. (Other
properties already have sidewalks.)

· Many of these properties have landscaped the city right-of -way,
and a few have fences encroaching into it. Of the property owners who
answered the survey, most, not surprisingly, prefer those alternatives
which don’t affect their landscaping.

· Alternatives 5, 6, and 7 were added to the original list to
accommodate these property owners.

Three Questions:

Which alternative(s) do you prefer?

1. Do you think it is OK for the city to reclaim *some* of its
property from homeowners living on Santa Cruz who have put up fences and
otherwise landscaped city land?

2. Do you think the City should reclaim *all* of its property to
maximize public use?

3. Which alternative(s) do you prefer?

Please email City Council your thoughts on this important matter

I would also like to know what you think.


 Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)

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