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Menlo Park commission: 'Just say no' for now to golf club well

In the two years since it first considered the idea of allowing a private club to tap an aquifer in a public park, Menlo Park's environmental quality commissioners have not changed their opinion of the proposal: Not now.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 3, 2014 at 9:08 am

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why can't water from the sewer treatment plant be used once processed. Can't be used for drinking but.......


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Posted by greenie
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 3, 2014 at 11:23 am

how about menlo park for a change take seriously its commitment to climate change and a long term view? it's ridiculous to spend city funds on studying a proposal like this without first understanding how much water is in the aquifir, what is tapping into it, and what the future holds.

we can't keep blissfully ignoring that natural resources, especially water, are scarce


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Posted by Ol' Hacker Homeboy
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

"Just say no" unless... every Menlo Park residential tax paying property owner is allowed to play Sharon Heights Golf Course, without being the guest of a member — and for a nominal 18 hole green fee similar to Crystal Springs (ie: $45). Heck, if our water is welcome on the golf course, why aren't we?
If not, perhaps the land needs to revert back to it's pre-1961 condition of empty rolling hills, dotted with a few roaming cows. Would that be so bad?


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