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Re: City sidewalk masterplan

From: Debbie Gerow <debbiegerow_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:44:37 -0700

Do I understand this correctly?

I was told that we cannot remove an unusable, unsightly sidewalk because the city, and hence my property, is beholden to a new Sidewalk Master Plan approved by the City Council in 2009.

While, my next door neighbor is told - you needn't pay any attention to the Sidewalk Master Plan because there has only been funding for 2 streets out of 82 in the last two years, and we'd make sure "you'd" be amenable first...

May I please re-iterate that I'm not amenable to having my sidewalk held hostage by the city when it makes NO sense.

Increasingly frustrated with your response, Debbie Gerow

  Ms. Crawford,    

  Thank you for your email.    

  I wanted to clarify that there is not currently a project to construct sidewalks on Princeton Road. The Sidewalk Master Plan ranked the priority for sidewalk installation for all streets in the City as tool to target any available funding. The Sidewalk Master Plan identified approximately 82 streets in the high ranking section for future sidewalk installation of which Princeton is one of those streets. At present only two streets identified in the Sidewalk Master Plan are moving forward to construction, Woodland Avenue and Santa Cruz. The process to select future streets for sidewalk installation is outlined within the Master Plan and states that as funding becomes available, City staff will perform outreach to property owners along selected segments to solicit their input. Because funding is limited, staff would first seek to construct sidewalk in those areas where adjacent property owners were amenable to the installation, with the intent to revisit sites with more difficult implementation issues at a later time.    

  If you have any further questions please let me know.    

  Thank you,    

  Chip Taylor

  Engineering Services Manager    

  From: Mallory Crawford [mailto:crawford_mallory_at_yahoo.com]   Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:10 PM   To: Taylor, Charles W; Ng, Jennifer C; Scribner, Nathan V; _CCIN   Cc: Debbie Gerow comcast
  Subject: City sidewalk masterplan    

              As homeowners in the Allied Arts area oif menlo Park, we werre shocked to recently learn of the 2009 City Sidewalk Master Plan which impacts our street.                

              One of the reasons we moved here over 22 years ago was for the country feel of Princeton Road. This road is not a "cut through" bascially dead ending at Creek and College. Only 3 lots in our 100 block have any sidewalks! Our family and neighbors enjoy walking in our area and our children have grown up safely without sidewalks in this area. Homeowners have beautifuly landscaped their properties and to add slabs of concrete to these homes would be a travisty .

              I also believe many heritage trees would be impacted by the addition of sidewalks on Princeton Road.                

              With limited city resouces , cuts in important city services and other projects which are a higher priority, we totally oppose the  city spending valued resouces to addition  of sidewalks on Princeton Road. 

Received on Mon Oct 25 2010 - 13:44:44 PDT

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