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Viewpoint - May 26, 2010

Letter: Time for Redwood City to halt Cargill project

Living in Menlo Park, I may live closer to Cargill's proposed new city of 30,000 people than Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira and council member Jeffrey Gee do in Redwood Shores. Yet they have implied that Menlo Park and other cities' concerns don't matter.

It is time for Redwood City officials to stop being defensive about regional concerns over this project. It does not take an expensive, time-consuming environmental study to know that this massive proposed bay-fill development would have major implications for the entire Peninsula.

It is past time for Redwood City officials to acknowledge that we share the same roads, buses, trains, highways, and traffic jams. We share the same water system and breathe the same air. We share the same Bay, parks and open spaces. This is a decision that affects all of us.

Pat Walker, Arlington Way, Menlo Park

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