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City-wide moratorium

From: domainremoved <Nancy>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:22:50 -0700

I support the moratorium on non-residential development in Menlo Park. It is fast becoming impossible to get around on foot or by car and I am too old to skateboard. Whatever traffic planning the City has carried out has not worked. So we just cut down heritage trees, forbid parking on downtown streets and arterials, and give in to monied interests like Facebook, Stanford and Mr. Arrillaga and the accompanying traffic. It is not so much an issue with me because I plan to leave in a year or two. But it is a shame that the city, that I have happily and proudly called home for 50+ years, is more and more unworkable as a place to live, work and relax.

I also support a moratorium on large developments on Menlo Park's Bayside. We are fast shutting ourselves off from views of/contact with the Bay and its surrounding hills, substituting instead very tall unattractive commercial buildings. I sympathize with the long-ignored residents of east Menlo Park/Belle Haven now the targets of both commercial and residential developers. East Menlo shortly is likely to be as trafficked as El Camino at 3 p.m.

Please let Menlo Park’s residents and city staff draw a collective breath and give us time to rethink what we have brought upon ourselves in the name of progress.


Nancy Borgeson
1319 Laurel Street
Received on Tue Jun 11 2019 - 13:17:13 PDT

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