Now we are looking at a developer from Arizona planning to fill in the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City. They intend to create a new city of 25,000 people with 12,000 houses. The developer, DMB, has plans for 1,436 acres, threatening the only deep water port in the South Bay and creating roads, traffic, pollution and a huge demand for water.
They suggest people could live near where they work but I think we all know there are already hundreds of empty office and business spaces near residential areas. New business will be a drain on what is now in place. It is the same for water. Even if they have a water source for this new city, it is the same water we all share from limited sources.
I hope the citizens of the Peninsula will write to the Redwood City Council insisting that they consider the impact of such development on the entire Peninsula. They need to understand we do not want to fill the Bay, we want to protect it.
Mapache Drive, Portola Valley