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From: domainremoved <Ranadi>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:40:23 -0800

Menlo Park City Council

701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

CA, 94025

January 12th, 2017

To whom it may concern,

I Yonten Raza write in regards to the recent discussions concerning the
restriction of Airbnb in Menlo Park.

I am a Menlo Park resident and have been living here for about 10 years.
With the recent purchase of new home and the increase in house prices, I
have found it necessary and have seen so many benefits of becoming an
Airbnb host.

Since being a host in early 2016, I have had nothing short of a pleasant
experience with the guests that I have hosted. Most of these guests are
professionals here on business trips to the Silicon Valley and some are
here because of extended medical treatments at Stanford, and would prefer
the quiet privacy of a home, compared to a hotel. There are also those who
are here as a family and prefer to all be together in the same home rather
than separate hotel rooms.

Airbnb is beneficial to our community in so many ways. Not only with the
tax contribution it makes, but I have seen that guests also improve the
local economy by shopping and trying out our local restaurants.

I am very selective with the guests that I choose to host. I specifically
let them know that I do not allow parties at the house and that they agree
to observe quiet time after 10 pm. All the guests I have hosted have been
quiet and just wonderful people.

With regards to parking, I have had no issues. I have a 4 car driveway and
most of these guests do not bring their cars.

I sincrely hope that these will be taken into consideration before a
decision to restrict airbnb is made.

Thank you,

Yonten Raza.
Received on Thu Jan 12 2017 - 22:43:52 PST

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