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Re: The Almanac endorses incumbents Keith, Ohtaki, and Cline for City Council

From: domainremoved <Gwyn>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:37:15 -0700

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Gwyn Firth Murray
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On Oct 17, 2014, at 3:13 PM, "Menlo Park's Future" <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)

> The Almanac endorses incumbents Keith, Ohtaki, and Cline for City Council
> Fellow Residents,
> Many of you have asked me to re-issue my City Council endorsement list. I continue to support the 3 incumbents, Kirsten Keith, Peter Ohtaki, and Rich Cline.
> The Almanac also supports these incumbents, as the copy below shows. Check it out in full at http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/10/15/editorial-endorsement-city-council-choices
> “…We believe that the incumbents have many strengths, and can point to a number of achievements during their tenure so far that justify returning them to office for another four years. Among the council's accomplishments over the last two years are Belle Haven neighborhood projects, including the opening of a police substation and the launch of a visioning project that engaged a significant number of residents; beginning the process to change the binding arbitration procedure after examples surfaced that police officers' job protection might trump the public's interest when binding arbitration is called upon; and paying down the city's pension obligation. And Ms. Keith, along with current Vice Mayor Cat Carlton, successfully negotiated with Stanford to remove medical office space from its proposed development on El Camino Real and pay for a substantial portion of the cost for a bicycle pedestrian tunnel; she continues to work with Stanford to improve the project.
> In passing over the challengers, we couldn't get past the fact that two of them — Ms. Duriseti and Ms. Fergusson — would have to disqualify themselves from discussing and voting on projects coming before the council from Stanford. At a time when Stanford is pursuing its plans for a massive development on its 8-acre property at 500 El Camino Real, having a council member, or two, who couldn't participate in the council's review and decision-making for the project hardly seems wise.We're also troubled by Ms. Fergusson's insistence that her Brown Act violation when she was on the council didn't constitute wrongdoing. …she resigned as mayor.
> Mr. Combs is a man of intelligence and fresh perspectives, but he has lived in Menlo Park for only two years, and his public service here consists of a few months on the Planning Commission and the Bicycle Commission.”
> Hope this helps.
> Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
> And if you want to endorse any of these candidates—want their lawn signs etc., let me know.
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