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Concerns with new General Plan draft Guiding Principles

From: domainremoved <Kelly>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:06:34 +0000

Dear City Council and Planning Commission,

Please allow more time for public input on the new proposed General Plan guiding principles. A lot of excellent community work went into the 1994 General Plan Principles, and they contain important community values and protections that are not captured in the newly-proposed General Plan Principles. For example, the 1994 Principles include the following:

"Minimizes traffic congestion on city streets and limits through traffic in residential neighborhoods through sound land use planning."


"Maintains and enhances the residential quality of life in the city by emphasizing development which has a human scale and is pedestrian friendly."


"Minimizes the adverse impacts of development on the city's public facilities and services."

The newly-proposed General Plan Principles do not capture these values and protections of our residential quality of life. And a single community meeting on December 18 is not sufficient for adopting new development principles that will cause such a significant change to the character of Menlo Park.

Thank you for your consideration.
-- Kelly Fergusson
    Former Mayor

Received on Tue Dec 09 2014 - 19:00:48 PST

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