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Please place a moratorium on the granting of Public Benefit Bonuses

From: domainremoved <Peter>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:56:12 -0700

Dear Council,
  Whatever the adverse impacts are of the current General Plan and zoning ordinances those impacts are dramatically increased when a Public Benefit Bonus is granted.

It is also not at all clear under the existing procedures that the reputed “Public Benefits” are in fact beneficial to the public. For example, the granting of a PBB for the payment of otherwise legally required Hotel Occupancy Taxes makes no logical sense and is in fact a Blight Tax imposed on the surrounding properties who bear the impact of the PBB but who receive no value from that so-called public benefit.

Moratoriums that can withstand legal challenges and are also effective without having unwanted impacts are difficult to craft however placing a moratorium on the granting of Public Benefit Bonuses is explicit, discreet and well defined.

Please place a moratorium on the granting of Public Benefit Bonuses

Peter Carpenter
140 Forest Ln
Menlo Park
Received on Tue Jun 11 2019 - 12:50:45 PDT

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