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Please end the nonsense

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Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:50:53 -0700

> To: board_at_(domainremoved)
> Cc: 2savetheoaks_at_(domainremoved)
> Subject: Please end the nonsense
> Dear Board Members,
> As a 20-year creekside resident in Menlo Park, I have learned firsthand the value of San Francisquito Creek. Its wood ducks and red-shouldered hawks are our neighbors. Its blackberries have provided many a neighborhood pie.The only largely naturalized creek between San José and San Bruno, it is a treasure for all of the Peninsula's residents — human and otherwise.
> It is fitting that Saint Francis is revered for his devotion to nature. The late pope, John Paul II, reminded us of Francis's legacy: [do not] behave like dissident predators where nature is concerned, but ... assume responsibility for it, taking all care so that everything stays healthy and integrated, so as to offer a welcoming and friendly environment even to those who succeed us."
> The threat of floodwalls leaves me agog: how could a community of thoughtful people ignore such an important asset, cowed by an impatient and irrational planning process? You know well that erecting floodwalls will mean the death of hundreds of established trees, decreased property values throughout our towns, and unmanageable, incalculable negative impact on the environment.
> You are in the position to stop this folly now. I trust you will have the gumption and guts to do so.
> Sincerely,
> David Sloo
> 1143 Woodland Av, Menlo Park
Received on Mon Jun 09 2014 - 10:48:32 PDT

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