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Review of the El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan

From: domainremoved <Russell>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:56:56 -0800

Honorable Mayor and Council Members:

I'm writing you as the President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

I also write as the co-chair of the Grand Boulevard Task Force, which is
bringing meaningful changes to El Camino Real as a transportation corridor
and a location for future development.

I'm writing to urge you to carry through on the specific plan you adopted
in 2012. The plan was thoughtful and visionary, and informed by a great
deal of commentary from your residents. It was adopted after a thorough
process that was broad and inclusive.

The plan was so impressive that the Grand Boulevard Task Force honored it
with an award.

Now a small but vocal minority would have you revise the Specific Plan or
even discard it. This you must not do. It runs counter to the democratic
spirit and would not respect the careful process you followed. It would be
a cavalier violation of basic rules for decision making and policy making.

On behalf of our many members in Menlo Park and throughout the region, we
urge you to carry through on your good plans.


Russell Hancock

*Russell Hancock*
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
100 West San Fernando Street, Suite 310
San Jose, California  95113
(408) 298-9330   www.jointventure.org
Received on Tue Nov 19 2013 - 17:56:13 PST

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