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Support drafting a city wide development moratorium

From: domainremoved <Bill>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:26:42 +0000 (UTC)

Dear Council Member,

Residents of Menlo Park, who live on Willow Road, serve as a bellwether for the rest of Menlo Park.  As our quality of life fairs, so too will that in other parts of Menlo Park.

As a Menlo Park resident living on Willow Road I have been confronted by a variety of missteps in the city’s urbanization process, including:  

    - Acceptance of flawed project specific impacts on our infrastructure, including housing, schooling, and traffic.  
    - Attempts to solve regional traffic problems by increasing capacity and raising speed limits on city streets.
    - Use of “Cut through” traffic signage that is unenforceable.
    - Inappropriately distributed public safety resources, as evidenced by the large number of public safety vehicles transiting Willow Road.     
    - Lack of retail amenities in Belle Haven, despite the new housing and office space.
    - Non-enforcement of posted speed limits.
    - Reluctance to use traffic calming techniques on highly trafficked streets.

Clearly the public's inclusion and deliberation in the decision making process is overwhelmed by the current pace of the urbanization process, which has been driven by commercial interests, at the expense of the electorate.

Please vote in favor of drafting a city wide development moratorium.

Bill Baron
Menlo Park, CA
Received on Tue Jun 11 2019 - 15:20:54 PDT

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