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Re: San Francisquito Creek flood funding agreement

From: Keith, Kirsten <"Keith,>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:14:53 -0700

Dear Mr. Filman,

Thank you for writing to express your concern with floodwalls upstream (west) of Highway 101. Please know that I share your concern. When this issue was raised previously, I expressed my belief that floodwalls would have severe negative impacts to our neighborhood and that they are a non-starter.

Please also know that tonight<x-apple-data-detectors://0> the Menlo Park City Council is NOT considering action related to floodwalls or any other potential work UPSTREAM of Highway 101.

Tonight<x-apple-data-detectors://1>, the only action we are considering is whether to authorize the City Manager to sign an agreement that enables the construction of a project on the creek between the Bay and Highway 101 separating Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. There are planned floodwalls for this Bay-Highway 101 portion that has seen repeated flooding, and this issue has been extensively discussed and agreed to by those cities.

Again, thank you for your email. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Kirsten Keith
Council Member & Former Mayor
City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

On Jun 3, 2014, at 4:59 PM, "Robert Filman" <refilman_at_(domainremoved)


I notice that the San Francisquito Creek flood funding agreement is on tonights consent calendar.

I’d like to reiterate my opposition to any flood reduction mechanism that includes constructing flood walls on the creek. Such walls will kill the local trees and uglify the community. I hope that any agreement the City enters into does not include any provision for the possibility of flood walls, either in the immediately planned projects the “when we get the money” category.

Thank you for your attention.

Robert Filman
1293 Woodland Avenue
Menlo Park

Received on Tue Jun 03 2014 - 17:12:36 PDT

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